Guess been hypo thyroid for years after RAI 2004 ( which I had for hyper -high thyroid from multi nodulars) believe now was because of a energy product I was taking created a very low tsh ( had kelp and was for energy and weight lost eperdra in it and I was not sleeping as also at age 51 was in menopause ) after the rai treatment went into serverve depression ( then later the endo that prescribe the RAI was only going by TSH blood work so I know I went for years without treatment. Then right before he was to retire he prescribe syntroid which I didn't take . Located a Dr prescribe Armour ( he said treat based on symptoms) I know I was depressed had been thought a serious car accident and had flood in my house and my mother passed away at the same time my husband had troath cancer ( I was the only caregiver for both . Over the years I have been on & off nature thyroid then compounded t3 ( had stool culture show have gluten sensitive E. coli & c diff ) have recently in last 4 mts stopped all thyroid meds gradually ( because my reverse t3 was a 12 and my freet3 was still low ( went for blood work was high tsh low t4 barely in range and free t3 barely in range . Dr suggest I get back on thyroid just t3 at 5mcg 2 X-ray ( would you start back on a thyroid med or would you try to correct by conversion ( good nutrition good iron levels & Vit d3 or would you get back on the thyroid t3 ( I don't want have take rest my life and was concern about how hard it would be if I did start on the T3 only ?