Hi, some of you will have read my other posts about having my med slashed by GP and deciding I'm going to try low t3 ratio to t4. But I'm just wondering about reverse t3 and whether it is worth considering clearing any reverse t3 first in case it's built and is causing me problems. I have m.e and I was on 200mcg of t4 and 20mcg t3 from about 2000 until 2008, then my t4 was dropped to 175mcg until 2012 and then to 150mcg from 2012 until my evil GP reduced all my meds to 100mcgs of just t4 two months ago.
For the first two to three weeks I felt the best I have since first hitting the m.e wall in March 2011, then the loss of med kicked in and I felt increasingly worse, worse, worse. Just wondering if my very high prolonged use of t4 could have lead to a build up of reverse t3 and could be significantly contributing to my m.e symptoms? Since blood tests are expensive and not necessarily relevant I am wondering whether it would be worth going total t3 for a bit, like doing a detox before trying my new regime?
If I did that how much t3 should I take alone and how long would it take to clear the reverse t3.
Any advice gratefully received. I will get my new bloods on Monday I hope, if I can extract them from the 1970's style receptionist! But obviously they won't have reverse t3 levels.
Thanks for very ones help and expertise, gratefully appreciated.