I just received my most recent lab results. T and Free T are high normal ranges. Estradiol was a little low (Still trying to find the Arimidex, DHEA, and DIM balancing act) but I can adjust that.
The area that was pointed out to me was that my Free T3 was on the low normal side. 2.9 out of a range of 2.3-4.2 pg/mL.
I was offered a low daily dose of bio-identical T3/T4 oral supplementation to boost that number to the high normal range. Who doesn’t want more energy and to lose more bodyfat?
That being said, I know that the risk is boosting those numbers too high which could then induce thyroid shutdown resulting in needing to be on T3/T4 for life (from my little knowledge on the subject).
Should I even consider going on T3/T4? Is 2.9 low? Can I raise this naturally through more aerobic activity? Anyone else on HRT and T3/T4 that could shed some light here? Things to think about?
I also came back with a DHEA level that was quite high - 737 out of a reference range of 45-345 mcg/dL. I’ve been supplementing with 50 mg oral DHEA and obviously need to cut that back.