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Old 09-14-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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Question How do you know if you are a good candidate for an RT3 test?

I've was diagnosed with Hashi's 15 years ago and still cannot find a dose that works for me. I've tried Synthroid, Armour, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine, and a combo of Synthroid/Armour.

I'll feel ok for a few weeks after the initial dose increase or decrease, but then I'm back to feeling hypo again.

I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency earlier this year, so I'm being treated with 20mg of hydrocortisone daily, 10mg of DHEA, and I am currently on 112mcg of Levoxyl.

I've always felt like my body just won't properly absorb the thyroid medication, or that is resists it.

Here is a chart of my labs and the medication I was one when some of my thyroid tests were taken:


http://addison-s-support.1651760.n2....5161302367-190

Should I request a reverse T3 test, or would I not be a good candidate?

EDIT TO ADD: I have new tests done next month. I may request a small addition of Cytomel to my Levoxyl. Maybe that will help.

Last edited by TinyTot2; 09-17-2011 at 07:19 AM.

 
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