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Reverse T3 Dominance Syndrome
Posted by: Sharry L. Smith
Date: February 20, 2002 4:46 AM

I have post-ablative Grave's disease; am taking Levoxyl 137mg; and most recent lab work showed TSH (1.09), T3 uptake (36.0), Free T4 (1.8). My reverse T3, however, was 550. My endocrinologist did not think this was anything to be concerned about. However, upon reading your article and noting symptoms, which I am exhibiting, I tend to disagree that this is nothing to worry about.

I have Myasthenia Gravis, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease; am anemic. Other meds I take are Mestinon, Imuran (50mg), Klonopin, Celexa, Cataflam, Foltx (Vit.B12/B6/folic acid), Nexium (GERD), Percocet (PRN) and Ambien (insomnia).

Despite "normal" thyroid results, I continue to lose hair, am extremely fatigued, normal body temperature for me is around 97.1-4. I am now experiencing intermittent fevers.

My rheumatologist thought I had systemic lupus, but now says "no." Labs intermittently come back normal and then abnormal. My ANA's have been within the range of 1:40 to 1:160. She did not believe that I would be able to find a doctor that gives much credence to Wilson's RT3 Dominance Syndrome, but acknowledges that as of late, she's had a few patients inquire about this syndrome.

I live in Florida and am not able to find a neuroendocrinologist (recommended by rheumatologist).

Do you know of any neuroendo's in Florida or nearby states that can help me?

RE: Reverse T3 Dominance Syndrome
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: February 20, 2002 3:58 PM

You can find a doc who takes your situation seriously through Dr. Wilson himself is not that far from you, Alabama I believe it is. 550 is a very impressive RT3. Bear in mind there may be more to your situation than RT3 Dominance. People with collagen vascular disorders generally do well with detox procedures and treatment of GI disorders. Continue your research. You can start with Basis of Physical Health above.

RE: Reverse T3 Dominance Syndrome
Posted by: Sharry L. Smith
Date: February 20, 2002 6:56 PM

Thank you so much for your timely response. Thanks to your assistance, I was able to locate a physician who is familiar with Wilson's Syndrome and is a neuroendocrinologist. My appointment is next Wednesday.

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