I have recently been diagnosed with Hypo (previously classed as subclinical) and after talking I have persuaded my DR to test both my T3 and T4 levels -
My results are -
T3- 3.8 (unfortunately only FT3 done and not Active T3 as well)
T4 - 9.2
TSH - 17.01
Antithyroid Peroxidase 33
She states that my Antibody levels are nothing to worry about!
She also doesn't seem worried that my conversion ratio seems to work out at 2.4 (t4/t3) I have heard that the conversion ratio to active T3 should be 4 or more, is this right and and would I be correct in thinking that my active T3 levels would be lower than my full T3 levels, therefore my conversion is probably even lower?
What is usually the cause of lowered conversion please?
Currently I have not started taking my Thyroxine as I don't feel massively unwell and I am going to try and bring my levels back right with dietary changes and acupuncture.
Please could you offer any knowledge you have on it all concerning the conversions and also the antibody ranges ???