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Hashimoto's - Reverse t3 and Armour/Synthroid/Cytomel

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by 2Cor.12:9, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. 2Cor.12:9

    2Cor.12:9 Senior Member

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    Anyone here with CFS and Hashi's that has had trouble with high Reverse t3?

    I've been on Synthroid and Cytomel for years and feel as lousy as ever. I have high Rt3 and am thinking about trying Armour.

    Anyone switched to Armour and felt better or worse?
    Thanks.
     
  2. ahmo

    ahmo Senior Member

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    I spent the first 2 years of my illness trying different combos of thyroid to deal w/ rT3. Nothing worked until I switched to T3 only, from compounding chemist. I also used Cytomel, until I found that it contains corn starch, which is gluten cross-reactive. Now use slow release T3, it's been the best. Some resources:

    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

    http://thyroidbook.com/blog/iodine-and-hashimotos/
    http://www.amymyersmd.com/2015/08/thyroid-health-part-vi-the-iodine-thyroid-connection/

    5 Lies About Your Thyroid Disease That You’re Likely to Hear

    http://thyroid.about.com/od/thyroidbasicsthyroid101/a/5lies.htm
    https://advancingthyroidcare.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/three-phases-of-treating-hashimotos/

    Izabella Wentz, Pharmacologist http://www.thyroidpharmacist.com/

    video
     
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  3. 2Cor.12:9

    2Cor.12:9 Senior Member

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    @ahmo
    Thank you! So glad to hear you've got it sorted out. I had cut back on Synthroid after reading articles by Kent Holtorf and stopthethyroidmadness in hopes that it would help the RT3 - I just got my new labs back and doing that caused my Ft3 and Ft4 both to tank. So much for that theory. I'm increasing the Cytomel as I can hardly get out of bed.
     

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