"Patients with thyroid disorders are more prone to develop depressive symptoms and conversely depression may be accompanied by various subtle thyroid abnormalities. Traditionally, the most commonly documented abnormalities are elevated T4...
How do I measure what the correct dosage of T3 is right for me? Should I slowly increase my dose until my RT3 goes to normal level? Should it be based on TSH? Should it be based on body temperature and pulse rate (I am aware that my resting pulse shouldn't exceed 80 and body temperature 98.6)...
TSH - 1.33 uUI/ml ( 0.3 - 5.0 )
Free T4 - 1.33 ng/dl ( 0.8 - 2.0 )
Free T3 - 3.26 pg/ml ( 2.0 - 4.4 )
Reverse T3 - 0.36 ng/ml ( 0.09 - 0.35 )
Do I have an issue? I've had RT3 blood tests over a year now and typically this is the picture, RT3 at top of the range and Free T3 in...
TSH: 2.8 (0.45 - 4.5 uIU/mL)
Free T3: 2.7 (2.0-4.4 pg/mL)
Free T4: 1.4 (0.82-1.77 ng/dL)
rT3: 23 (9.2-24.1 ng/dL)
I was prescribed liothyronine and told to start with 5 mcg/day and titrate up to a maximum of 20 mcg. I tried the 5 mcg dose for a couple weeks, then went to 10 mcg...
I'm always on the higher side of the shbg range, and my reverse t3 is usually high.
I'm wondering if its possible that reverse t3 hormones could raise shbg as the active thyroid do?
Can anyone confirm/disagree this based on their labs?
Trt is going well but my last round of bloods showed a TSH of 3.1 with aT3 of 3.4. It was suggested that reverse t3 be run as TSH should be nearer to 1.
Reverse t3 has come back as high 32.1 ng/dl (9.2 - 24.1 range). I understand this should be brought back to around 15.
Is anyone else...
I found out that I have high Reverse T3, and subsequent tests revealed that I have very low Ferritin. My first test came in at 34 (30-400), so I began taking an Iron supplement (Proferrin Forte). After 45 days on this supplement, my Ferritin is now at 38.
I gave blood once back in June, and I...
I recently had labs and my RT3 was elevated. I bought a "Complete Thyroid" supplement (Iodine, Selenium, etc), but am wondering if there is another way to decrease RT3?
.045 - 4.5
2.0 - 4.4
9.2 - 24.1...
There is a lot of controversy about whether reverse T3 (rT3) should be measured to assess hypothyroidism. The normal thyroid gland secretes T4 (an inactive precursor), T3 (the active hormone), and reverse T3, a biologically inactive form of T3 that may block T3 from binding to the thyroid...