I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's over 2 years ago and just received my latest round of blood tests, which showed the following:
Free T3 - 5.2 (range 2.3 - 4.2)
Reverse T3 - 13 (range 8-25)
My iron is 116 (range 40-190) though honestly, I have some of the symptoms of having low iron. I have dark circles under my eyes, constant ringing in my ears, shortness of breath at times and feel tired and have a low mood most of the time.
I'm currently taking 2 grains of NDT and 75 mcg of T3. I'm having no symptoms of hyperthyroidism and have a resting pulse in the high 70's with perfect blood pressure. The problem is, I've gained 25 pounds over the last two years and have severe full-body myxedema swelling which doesn't seem to be getting any better.
Do these results show that I'm T3 resistant or unable to absorb what I'm giving my body? Is there any recommendations anyone would give me to increase absorption? Should I increase my iron supplement from 50 mg iron bisglycinate to 75 mg? Should I continue to increase my T3 meds?
If anyone has any advice or information to share, I'm all ears! Thanks so much!