maddanwill wrote:I have been hypothyroid for years now. I am a 58 yo 3/4. I hired MUSES Labs to develop a protocol for me. One of their recommendations was in re to my RT3 #. My FT3:RT3 ratio is 11. Bredesen wants it >20. It is mostly due to high RT3 (24.7).
I just started listening to Eileen Laird's Phoenix Helix podcast, EPISODE 54: THYROID HEALTH WITH ELLE RUSS
. Great podcast, BTW. It's for people with autoimmune disease who would like to incorporate natural healing methods into their treatment. The paleo autoimmune protocol is a big part of the podcast as well as Eileen's blog.
Elle is the author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution
. In addition to being a writer, she's an actor, comedian, health/life coach, and the host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast.
I wonder if Elle had the same reverse T3 problem that you are experiencing.
When Elle began describing her hypothyroidism journey, she mentioned she did well for 6–7 years on dessicated thyroid. Then, she developed a reverse T3 type of hypothyroidism and had to go on T3 only to correct it. She doesn't say if the T3 only approach was short-term or not. I'm just a few minutes into the podcast and need to move on to something else now, but the very detailed show notes list the different kinds of medications. One is: "T3 only. This is a rare medication for very specific thyroid issues."
You might consider taking advantage of her offer of a free 15-minute coaching session to determine if she did experience what you are describing and if she could help you or point you in the right direction. Here's her link: http://www.elleruss.com/about/paleo-coaching
ApoE 4/4 - When I was in 7th grade, my fellow students in history class called me "The Brain" because I had such a memory for detail. I excelled at memorization and aced tests. This childhood memory helps me cope!