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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


Thyroid Function


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.

5 Replies

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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