I was recently asked a couple of questions related to whether T4 and T3 should be used in a fixed ratio and whether it is possible to pre-determine how much T3 someone might need. Here are the questions and my responses.
Could you please share your thoughts about ratios between T4 and T3. Natural desiccated thyroid has 4:1 the amount of T4 to T3 so shouldn't people take T4 and T3 together in this way?
Feb of 2011: Johannes Ott and colleagues from Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital and Medical University of Vienna, Austria, report that women with higher levels of anti-thyroid antibody had a significantly higher number of symptoms, even though their levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)-a measure of thyroid function-did not differ from TSH levels measured in women with lower antibody levels....
Another study which shows that the TSH pulses are optimised for more frequent and higher levels of TSH in the night. This means that we should get more FT3 during the night and in time for the pituitary gland and adrenal glands to begin to work.
This study again supports the ideas behind the circadian T3 method (CT3M):
Is it possible to calm the immune system and stop the onslaught of Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
Some people believe that it is possible to calm the immune system and stop Hashimotos' thyroiditis.
I'm not an expert on this and my reading on this area has been fairly patchy. However, for those that want to investigate this area more then I'll mention a few strategies that are talked about a great deal. These may be the starting point for those that want to find out more about reducing the TPO and Tg autoantibodies that are raised in Hashimoto's thyroiditis.