Re: FT3 / RT3 Ratio
No problemo! The T3 uptake is a rough estimate and requires having the Total T3 and t4 levels as well for the best comparison. The Ft4 is what will really round things out nicely.
FT4 15 (8-22)
You are at 50 % of normal here. This indicates that you are out of balance with your Ft3 production and in balance with your RT3 conversion. You are converting your active T4 to RT3 at a 1 : 1 rate. You are converting your active T4 to active T3 at 0.68 rate which is approximately two-thirds. As a result you need a little bit of T3 to compensate for poor T4 to T3 conversion. Now you are not COMPLETELY disfunctional in your T4 to T3 conversion. You are a bit out of balance..but not excessively so as a result you may need to mix and match your pure t4 supplement with Armour until your Ft3 and Ft4 levels are balanced and with in 5-10% of each other. Two out of three thyroid patients need some T3 in there supplemental regime, however teh T4 to T3 ratio of Armour may be too rich in T3 for you if you go with pure Armour.
Keep us posted on how well you do with Armour/T3! I am wishing you the best of luck.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.
Last edited by mkgbrook; 09-08-2008 at 07:23 AM.