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What is the Adrenal – Thyroid Connection?

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Miss Em.
I lived through a terrible adrenal crash that resulted in a state of catabolic wasting. I rapidly lost my muscles to the point it wound me up in a wheel chair. It is a very long road to recovery when your adrenals get wasted. Just now, a year later a doctor is checking my Reverse T3 & Reverse T3 Ratio along with a routine thyroid check. TSH 2.48 (uIU/ML 0.450 – 4.500) T4 Free 1.21 (ng/dl 0.82 – 1.77) T3 Total 120 (ng/dl 71 – 180) T3 Reverse 17.9 (ng/dl 9.2 – 24.1) T3/rT3 Ratio 6.7 (Not Estab) It is… Read more »
You need to have your Free T3 tested… it gives a much clearer picture to overall thryoid availablilty.. your reverse T3 is way too hig.. it should be around 10 :-( your rt3/t3 ratio should be above 20 (which HAS been established!) which is why one feels so crappy. Many things factor into a high reverse T3 because we live in a toxic world… along with adrenals, mold toxicity, metals, gluten, pesticides, fertilizers, fluoride, chlorine, low iodine, bromines in foods and environment, low iron… the list is endless…. it IS possible to have a high reverse t3 not even taking… Read more »

RT3 needs to be around 10 and under. If it’s above 10, T4 meds need to be stopped, or lowered, and T3 intake needs to be increased slowly till there are no hypo or hyper symptoms. Then have labs done to see where you are. Sadly many doctors won’t test RT3 because they don’t understand it’s importance or just plain don’t believe in it. Knowing that number is crucial to our health.

Miss Em.

Thank you so much for both of your replies. I am in a remote area of Northern California,. suffering horribly and don’t have the help I desperately need. This information is very much appreciated.

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