Help with latest results

Hello, please can someone help me with these results.

My private Endo told me to have a test to monitor my self-medicating with T3. I have been taking 1 x 25mg of T3 for about 5 months, and have decreased my Levo to 75mg. I am having some liver problems so couldn't convert very well, so my Endo said to take the liver out the equation and take my T3 directly.

Now I have just got these results and I am so very confused. I don't think I have ever felt this ill, I am still putting on weight, so tired I sleep most days & I can't drive anymore, constipated, I cry most of the time, depression & suicidal thoughts, and so many panic attacks, never sleeping at night plus other things I can't remember as I struggle to recall anything at the moment! I am only 32!!

I am just so worried that I will never lose weight or get better, I thought these results might help me in adding more T3, but now I just don't know what to do.

Thyroid Monitoring rT3

- 10 June 2017

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Thyroid Function

THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE * 0.012 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)

FREE THYROXINE 11.44 pmol/L (12.00 - 22.00)

FREE T3 8.48 pmol/L (3.10 - 6.80)

REVERSE T3 22 ng/dL (10.00 - 24.00)

REVERSE T3 RATIO 25.09 (15.01 - 75.00)

Any help will always be greatly received, this forum keeps me going.

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  • Did you take your meds before the blood test? And what time of day was the test done?

  • This recent set of results was after 12 hrs for my T3 and then 24hrs for my Levo, as I was advised on here. I had to wait at the hospital and it was about 10am ish, can't be sure, but around then.

  • In that case, it looks as though you need a slight reduction in dose. But how do you feel?

  • Still feel like I am under-medicated. I have been putting on weight now steadily for over 2 years, and never lose any. I don't drive now, as I am scared I will fall to sleep! General aches & pains, as well as cramps and terrible & long heavy periods.

    I am just not sure I can be absorbing? How would you know that?

    I have been anorexic for most of my life, so still barely eating anything, but the weight still goes on, I try to exercise, but I have a lot of oedema and I get so tired just walking into another room!

    Thank you very much for your response

  • So how are your B12, folate and ferritin?

    Your FT3 looks a too high, but I know some people (inc me) do better on T3 only.

    Have you had cortisol tests? It looks more complicated than just hypo.

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