It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

How do you know if you are a good candidate for an RT3 test?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-14-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 188
TinyTot2 HB User
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:


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.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
How would you know if you are having adrenal problems as primary? wally777 Thyroid Disorders 8 07-12-2008 05:39 PM
Does Anyone Know About These Thyroid Tests? Please Help! prettyrican100 Thyroid Disorders 0 05-22-2008 02:50 AM
how do you know when it's time for a new dr? jeanettr Thyroid Disorders 5 12-14-2007 06:19 AM
does anyone know what the lab test of AFP is for??? vickie45 Thyroid Disorders 4 07-08-2007 04:21 PM
need advice badly im frustrated dont know whats going on??? vickie45 Thyroid Disorders 21 07-02-2007 02:07 PM
New Dr - Good news, Bad news Nyxie63 Thyroid Disorders 7 05-22-2007 07:15 AM
Does anyone know the real FT3 level? Faustino Thyroid Disorders 8 09-24-2006 04:06 PM
Gaining Weight Faster than I know what to do with it! Lorid Thyroid Disorders 2 07-10-2005 12:57 PM
My story -- unlike the doctors -- I know you will listen Kath833181 Thyroid Disorders 9 07-05-2004 05:55 PM
Don't know if it's my thyroid, or worse but... zuzu23 Thyroid Disorders 5 07-23-2002 01:11 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:44 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!