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Does this aound like you? I'm wondering how many of us there are?
Here's my thoughts. From the posts on this website I've gleaned: There seem to be a few of us in this situation. The things we all seem have in common are: we have been hypothyroid for many years, with a thyroid that has completely failed or has been removed or killed off with radioactive iodine (aka RAI), taking synthetic thyroxine during this time which has given normal blood tests but not corrected the symptoms. My thinking is that for some reason the medication hasn't been getting to our tissues, most likely reason for which is either: an inability to convert T4 (thyroxine) to T3 (liothyronine, or usable form of thyroid hormone the body needs); or a problem with 'reverse T3' where the T4 is converted by the body into reverse T3 that blocks the thyroid receptor cells from receiving T3. What do you think?
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