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Medscape: CFS linked to low T3 syndrome (by Miriam Tucker)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kalliope, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low T3 Syndrome

    Some people with the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have low circulating levels of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3) and normal levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), new research shows. The results suggest these patients may be in a hypometabolic state, but one expert thinks the low levels are more likely a consequence, rather than a cause, of CFS.
     
  2. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Probably a subtle difference between low T3 syndrome and low T3 state.
     
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    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's me - low T3, normal THS. Because it is likely a consequence rather than a cause, my doctor will give me only a small dose (3 x 5 mg) of supplemental T3. Initially it was only 2, but I managed to talk her into 3. It helps a little.
     
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  4. unicorn7

    unicorn7 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is interesting. My T3 is just at the lowest point of normal, but T4 and TSH are normal. My TSH is even pretty low.
     
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