This is a little off-topic, but do you have any knowledge about what a LOW reverse T3 value implies? My lady got some results and she is in range for everything (although below optimal) but her rT3 is 8.5 (9.2-24.1). The only single reference I can find says that the body may be having a hard time keeping up with demand so it drops the rT3 low so that more T4 can be converted to T3.
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Check her body temperatures as per thyroid basics sticky. She might have low stress levels.
Her temps are always low especially in the morning. (about 97) and when she is at 98.6 she says she feels like she has a fever it is so rare. We did a cortisol 4 panel and she was decent. The problem is getting the VA to act on below optimal levels. Ultrasound shows enlarged areas of thyroid, her levels are no where near where they should be, and she has every symptom in the book but they want to “wait and see”. Out of pocket doctor visits coming. Thanks