My blood results are finally here and truth be known I'm a bit stumped by them.
Any insight would be greatly received.
The Dr from Blue Horizon said this about the results which has confused me as I thought my RT3 was high not low so very confused, especially as my symptoms and genetic history is more Graves:
'The low reverse T3 ratio is unlikely to be of clinical significance. There is much controversy about the role of reverse T3 in thyroid illness. Conventional endocrinologists (hormone specialists) generally believe that knowing of the level of this substance does not influence thyroid treatment decisions. The alternative view however is that reverse T3 is effectively 'antithyroid' - T3 is the active thyroid hormone that stimulates the body's energy system (metabolism). Reverse T3 is a mirror image - it goes into cells, and instead of controlling metabolic processes it blocks the effect of T3. In this model, reverse T3 is effectively a hibernation hormone - in times of stress and chronic illness it lowers energy release from the cells - so normal thyroid levels with high reverse T3 may still result in hypothyroidism.'
Thank you for any support you can give me, it means so much more than I'll ever be able to express.x