I am a 37 year old man who has been on thyroxine for 11 years. Is started seeing Dr Skinner in Birmingham in October 2012. I have just had a set of thyroid bloods done at Genova Diagnostics and the results are pretty extraordinary. I would really appreciate any advice, feedback or help you can give.
I currently take 325mg of thyroxine a day. I did not take any thyroxine for 24 hours before the test.
Total T4: 163nmol/L=High (range 58-154)
TSH: 0.004 mIU/L=Low (range 0.4-4)
FT4: 30.6pmol/L=High (Range 10-22)
FT3: 7.3pmol/L=High (Range 2.8-6.5)
FT4/FT3 Ratio 4.2=High (Ratio Range 2-4.5)
ReverseT3 0.86pmol/mL=Very High (range 0.14-0.54)
FreeT3 to ReverseT3 ratio =8.5 (I understand this should be above 20)
Thyroglobulin 674IU/mL=Very High (range 0-40)
Peroxidase less than 10= Within optimal range (Range 0-35)
It would appear than my reverseT3 and thyroglobulin are very high, which might explain why I still have loads of hypo symptoms and and taking loads of thyroxine.
Does any one have any advice on what to do next? Has anyone done just T3 for 12 weeks to clear the rT3?
All advice and and help would be appreciated...