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Old 11-18-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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New Lab Report - High Reverse T3 - ????

Dx'd w/Hashi's in June of 04. Been on different levels of levoxyl. Currently taking .0875 (or is it 87.5) daily. Last 6 months dealing w/a myriad of symptoms trying to get my hormones (total Hysterectomy 3 years ago) and thyroid levels straightened. Am waiting results of saliva test (estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol). Also had thryoid testing done and got the results today w/doctor notations. Would appreciate help with understanding the report.

FT3 300 (230-420)
Ft4 1.3 (0.8-1.8)
TSH 0.66 (0.40-5.50)
T3 Reverse 0.62 (0.18-0.51) flagged as high

Doctor's Notes:

High RT3 will start T3 extended 10mg/1 daily
Levoxyl down to .075 daily

Need to be seen in 2 months.

Take Multivitamin if not already doing so.

So what does this mean as to my thyroid function? And what will the T3 extended do?

I also had my cholesterol checked w/the following numbers:

Total 247
HDL 42
LDL 157
Trigs 222
Ratio 5.9

I know Hypothyroidism affects the cholesterol, but not sure how.

And finally before going in for Saliva testing my Estrogen had gone from 265 1 year ago to 40.


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