The results below are for my 28 year old daughter. She has hypothyroid symptoms such as low basal body temperature, constant low level fatigue etc.
The result that stands out for me is the high Reverse T3:
TSH 1.28 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L
T4 Total 116.8 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 18.79 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 4.25 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Reverse T3* H 41.0 10 - 24 ng/dL
Reverse T3 ratio L 6.75 Normal >15 Ratio Borderline 12-15 Low <12
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 12.2 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 32.4 <115 kU/L
I am assuming the high Reverse T3 is having an impact on her well being? I know Dr's would tend to disagree on this point but according to my research in the complementary medical field, it is very relevant indeed.
I know of an online source for WP Thyroid which would be my preference for her as it is the purest. (She is very sensitive to ingredients in things so I wouldn't want to burden her already overtaxed body, she has CFS/ME).
So my question is, is a thyroid medication containing all the 'T's' as in WP Thyroid a good idea for her? Might the T4 component in WP Thyroid make the Reverse T3 worse? Should she be looking for something just T3 only? If so, what would that be?
Or is there something else she can be doing to improve why she has such high Reverse T3?
Dear reader, your opinion happily sought.