Question: WHAT IS POOLING?
Answer: When you have low cortisol or low ferritin, T3 doesn't get into the cells. It builds up in your blood, and you wind up with a high FT3. We say the T3 is "pooling" when this happens. However, in spite of the high FT3, you are hypothyroid because the T3 isn't getting to your cells. If you have a high FT3, it is important to cut back on thyroid meds before beginning treatment, else you will go hyperthyroid when large amounts of T3 can suddenly rush into the cells.
~Thanks to Jackie Patti
Question: I'M TAKING NATURAL DESSICATED THYROID (NDT) SUCH AS NATURE-THYROID OR CANADIAN ERFA AND MY DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD TAKE HALF IN THE MORNING AND HALF IN THE EVENING, IS THAT CORRECT?
Answer: No. If you split up NDT which is preferred, you need to dose in the AM and early afternoon.
Question : EXACTLY WHAT ARE THE THYROID ANTIBODIES TESTS CALLED? THEY ARE REFERRED TO BY DIFFERENT NAMES SO I AM CONFUSED?
Answer: To check for Hashimotos (auto immune thyroid disease) you need the following two tests.
TgAB = Thyroglobulin Abs (AntiThyroglobulin Antibody)
TPO = Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO)