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Reverse T3 dominance
Posted by: Nulife
Date: March 5, 2009 11:55 PM

I read your article saying that in order to be diagnosed with Reverse T3 dominance there has to be a certain ratio of T3 to reverse T3. My free T3 levels just tested at 254 pg/dL and my reverse T3 levels were high at 36 ng/dL. I don't know how to convert these and do the ratio...my doctor thinks I'm fine but I have every hypothyroid symptom including low temps...he said it might just be my adrenal glands...(Also, My TSH was 2.09 and my free T4 was 1.2 ng/dL. My Thyroid peroxidase antibodies were less than 10.)



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Re: Reverse T3 dominance
Posted by: drron
Date: March 6, 2009 2:21 AM

To tell you the truth Susan, I worked with the Reverse T3 Dominance theory for several years and finally came to the conclusion that it is not valid. I was never able to achieve lasting results going down that road. "Hypothyroid symptoms" are not specific to the thyroid, but rather to many organ systems. Adrenal weakness and a digestive order (commonly called by the misnomer "yeast syndrome") account for 99 % of "hypothyroid symptoms." I am not trying to diagnose you, simply reflect some experience. If I remember right, Dr. Wilson requires a ration of 10:1 or greater to diagnose RT3 dominance (which, as I wrote, I do not believe to be a legit diagnosis).

Re: Reverse T3 dominance
Posted by: Nulife
Date: March 6, 2009 9:33 PM

Ironically, I am also being treated for Candida with Nystatin at present time and have been diagnosed with weak adrenals. I am following a low carb diet, no caffeine, no alcohol, no sweets, and have reduced my work load for now until I feel better. I'm curious, why do you call "yeast syndrome" a misnomer? I've changed my diet and I'm on antifungals, is there something else I should be doing for the yeast? Or do you believe it can be due to something else?



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Re: Reverse T3 dominance
Posted by: drron
Date: March 6, 2009 11:27 PM

You, and apparently your doctor as well, need to get up to speed on the real cause and cure of "yeast syndrome." You can begin the process by reading www.yeast.medical-library.net. That article is merely an introduction and to wrap your mind completely around this illness, you should read all the articles hyperlinked to within this article. When you have completed that, I am glad to answer any questions you may have left over.

Re: Reverse T3 dominance
Posted by: Nulife
Date: March 6, 2009 11:34 PM

Thank you!! I will.....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at March 6, 2009 11:37 PM by Dr. Kennedy.



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