Following the Genova results of a low ft4 11.7 (range 10 -22) and high ft3 6.9 (range 0.5 - 6.0) no antibodies and low rt3 which is great, plus slowly rising TSH now at 2.8 (range 0.4 - 6.0) - I wrote to Dr M in Wales for her reflections.
Before we knew about the ft3/rt3 figures she had recommended a trail of thyroxine to lift the t4 levels but only if my GP would monitor which she wasn't happy to do.
I privately gained results for the extras shown above from Genova. Now that she has the ft3 result as well her advice is:
'If you wanted a trial of thyroid hormones then I would suggest using pure T3 in the form of Cytomel'.
Plus: 'There is no test that will predict thyroid hormone receptor resistance'.
Why would a new addition to the mix of an already high ft3 result in the suggestion that I ask for more t3. If I'm pooling ft3 due to thyroid resistance wouldn't taking more of it just add complications?
To be honest, I'm now more confused than ever and wondering if it really is worth all the effort when no-one seems to have a clue what is going on, how to test for it precisely and a GP who is far from open to any extra support.
I am not on any meds nor ever have been but feeling the weight of thyroid issues for years now.
Any thoughts please?