My question is..... i have no thyroid due to cancer and if I am given 60mcg of liothyronine (a treatment for my treatment resistant depression ) on top of 150mlg of thyroxine designed to give me normal thyroid function and I get a lot of reverse t3 on a similiar (175mlg dose of levothyroxine ) will that stop the antidepressant properties of the liothyronine dose because of reverse t3 build up? To put it another way.... is the antidepressant properties of t3 by raising t3? And there for it won't work because of reverse t3 because of the levothyroxine dose? If so can I just reduce the t4 so reverse t3 isn't made or do I need to go purely on t3 to clear the reverse t3? Say to take the 60mcg liothyronine for depression and 50mcg liothyronine for normal thyroid function? Or if I take levothyroxine at a reduced rate (say 100mcg ) will my body metabolise that preferentially and not make any reverse t3 when having it with large doses of t3? Please? This is the crux of my problem if you understand it and of you follow me you'll realise this is why I need am psychoneuroendocrineologist..... any one know of one, please message me! This question has been burning in me for a long time but the brain fog had got to me!
Thanks to everyone who reads this and replies! After this. I think I am run out of questions. This site is the best in the world! Thankyou all, Michael.