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    New Thyroid labs-does not look good

    Finally got my full thyroid panel. Not looking good. Any advice would help. Going by my labs I have high reverse T3.
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    I'm using my my phone so it may be better on a computer, it's impossible for me to read your thyroid labs.
    I am not a medical practitioner. Any suggestions I provide are not medical recommendations and are just my opinions. Please consult with your physician on any matters concerning your health.

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    Ya Iím on my phone right now but Iíll post it better when I get home on my computer

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    ya it's unreadable on my desktop 'puter

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    Don't panic JayLay. Did Defy tell you you had some kind of thyroid disease?
    LabCorp could also have made a mistake.
    They have jacked two of my blood tests one in 2017 and one in 2018.
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    Iím not panicking Iím kind of glad because I might of found out my problem. My reverse t3 is high at 25. Range was from 9-24. My TPO antibody was at 13. Range 0-34.

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    Just uploaded my labs from my computer , you should be able to see it a lot better now.

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    Interesting RT3 so remind us how's your ferritin and cortisol levels? I would also say your FT3 is too low.

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    I never had my cortisol or ferritin tested yet. IS there any I could bring that rt3 down naturally without thyroid medication?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayLay777 View Post
    I never had my cortisol or ferritin tested yet. IS there any I could bring that rt3 down naturally without thyroid medication?
    Apparently Dr Saya has what they need. Lets see what he prescribes.
    As for something natural There is that Iodine and Selenium thing but I would just wait to see what Defy says.

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    Would you say my reverse t3 is high enough to cause symptoms?

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    Yes I would say that you have high RT3 before you reach top of range. So you should be experiencing some hypothyroid symptoms. Remember high RT3 is one of 3 things only. Low cortisol, low ferritin or you are sick with an illness. Usually or typically correcting low cortisol or low ferritin fixes high RT3.

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    Chronic pain, dieting and stress drive up RT3. You take T3 till RT3 comes down and you then stop T3. If you don't correct the cause of high RT3 it may return. I was told when you feel better after RT3 comes down it may stay down after you stop T3.

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    So if I took t3 for awhile and then stopped would I have to worry about my thyroid not producing on its own anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayLay777 View Post
    So if I took t3 for awhile and then stopped would I have to worry about my thyroid not producing on its own anymore?
    No it will go back to producing your normal levels.
    I am not a medical practitioner. Any suggestions I provide are not medical recommendations and are just my opinions. Please consult with your physician on any matters concerning your health.

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    So going by my thyroid labs is it even necessary for me to take cytomel you think? I don't have my consultation with my doctor at Defy until May 31st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain View Post
    If you don't correct the cause of high RT3 it may return. I was told when you feel better after RT3 comes down it may stay down after you stop T3.
    This is incorrect. You must fix the cause of high RT3 for it to stay down. Fixing the cause will also bring your RT3 to normal levels. But using T3 doesn't guarantee that it will bring your RT3 down and if it does it won't stay down unless the cause of high RT3 is corrected. It's important to understand this distinction. Using T3 does not fix your high RT3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag View Post
    This is incorrect. You must fix the cause of high RT3 for it to stay down. Fixing the cause will also bring your RT3 to normal levels. But using T3 doesn't guarantee that it will bring your RT3 down and if it does it won't stay down unless the cause of high RT3 is corrected. It's important to understand this distinction. Using T3 does not fix your high RT3.
    The doctor that told me that said he is about to give a lecture or publish a paper about it.

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    It's not true. Go read the verified research on tiredthyroid .com That Doctor is misinformed.

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    That doctors picture is on the right side of this forum page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayLay777 View Post
    So going by my thyroid labs is it even necessary for me to take cytomel you think? I don't have my consultation with my doctor at Defy until May 31st.
    Yes according to Dr. Childs who has treated many patients with high RT3. While taking the T3 med cytomel, you can work on the underlying cause of it being high to begin with. Your RT3 and T3 will slowly be corrected. Read this carefully......I would start taking Cytomel as quickly as I could.

    https://www.restartmed.com/reverse-t3/

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    My numbers where similar to yours. My RT3 was 28. Been taking Cytomel for 3 weeks now and feel better. Sleep is better. I have some energy in the morning now. Weight hasn't changed much, but pants feel better. I eat good and workout 5x week. Just fyi, I'm 6'2" 210lbs. Pants were getting tighter over last 6mo - 1yr. Some don't fit anymore. Had to move a notch in the belt. Diet hasn't changed much. Drink less beer than use to, but belly been growing. Now I feel looseness in pants.


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