Many thyroid conditions have been and continue to be incorrectly diagnosed through exclusive use of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) testing as the sole signifier of possible thyroid dysfunction. Unfortunately, TSH is wrongly considered by the majority of endocrinologists and many other physicians to be the only indicator required to produce an accurate and comprehensive analysis of one’s thyroid health. Because of this many people come away from their physicians as being misdiagnosed or having their thyroid condition completely disregarded. Download the National Academy of Hypothyroidism's recommended lab tests and take them to your doctor!
I am currently dealing with an elevated RT3. My functional doctor recommended I increase my NatureThroid to increase my T4 since I am pregnant. This did increase my T4; however, my RT3 also went up. I am reading about the RT3 flushing protocol, but I am nervous to do it while pregnant b/c I know the baby needs T4. Can you please advise? Thanks!
Here are my latest labs:
These labs were taken while on 3 grains of NatureThroid and 15mcg of Cytomel. The labs were taken 14 hours after my last dose and 2 weeks after changing the NDT.
FT4: 0.92 (0.82-1.77) ng/dL
TSH: 0.006 (0.45-4.5) iUI/mL
RT3: 18.4 (9.2-24.1) ng/dL
FT3: 4.8 (2.0-4.4) pg/mL
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