Hey everyone. I have posted here once or twice I believe (I have Hashimotos). However, I'm here today because my 23 year old daughter has had horrible health issues recently. She gained probably over 40 lbs in less than six months, and also got severe cystic acne covering about
1/2 of her face. Needless to say this is so upsetting for her, first of all, but for all of us because we feel for her.
Her doctor, a D.O., ran a reverse T3 test and although her other thyroid numbers were normal, her reverse T3 was high. He sent her to a compounding pharmacy for meds. She is starting them now. I don't live anywhere near her, so we are doing all this long distance.
I've researched reverse T3 and Wilson's up the kazoo, and feel like I understand it, also am grateful in some ways that this D.O. even thought to test for it.
Has anyone had this concurrent with severe acne? Also, did they ever find out what caused their reverse T3 to begin with? Stress, surgery, other hormones (she has taken oral contraceptives for many years), certain foods, chemicals, or alcohol?
As a very concerned mom I'd like to hear anyone's stories.