Hi Dr. C,
“My functional medicine doctor says my T3 is too low but when he raises my dose my TSH gets too low but my T3 does not go up. What can I do?”
Great question Lorraine,
We can take a step back and ask if your T3 really is too low. You can read more about that here ‘How High Should My T3 Be?’
The rest of this blog will answer your question assuming your T3 is too low.
The issue of low TSH and low T3 comes up a lot. You’d think that adding more T3 would work as a low T3 treatment, but that’s not the case.
Let’s discuss the in-depth reasons behind this complicated process to help you make sense of what your TSH and free hormone levels truly mean.