Think about this. If RT3 blocks T3, T3 is unable to do it’s work, it’s being blocked (i.e. resisted). The same concept goes for genes, they are not doing their work. The point is it doesn’t matter how something is being blocked as long as it’s being blocked. The issue is to find the upstream issue and fix it so the downstream parts can properly function. Sex hormones cannot balance or function properly without proper thyroid function. Thyroid function controls metabolism. If the thyroid doesn’t work nothing else can either.
If you guys want to keep fighting about what’s causing JN’s recovery, look at what he’s taking. Test, HCG, and T3. Big improvement on T3, eliminate DHT, reduce Test. Not big improvement from detoxing metals. And isn’t it more likely that metals would build up in our systems if our metabolism slowed down than they caused it to slow down? I mean we all took fin, right? We know it lowered our hormone states and threw it out of balance, this is what fin does. Metals are in the environment, we cannot help that. Our bodies are designed to rid themselves of metals unless we are ueber exposed or compromise it. We shouldn’t get overloaded when everyone else doesn’t unless our systems aren’t working right.
I also think it’s very possible that Fin caused us to starve in a way. If fin altered our liver enzymes, energy was diverted from producing what we needed to survive. Familiar with Steve Jobs? He had pancreatic cancer causing it’s removal and was starving to death because his body wasn’t getting the right enzyme to make an essential protein. It feels like I was starved when I was on fin, starving for something vital fin was blocking. Whether this was only DHT or a combination of things, starvation is a stress, and stress causes the body to produce cortisol, reduce T3, and produce RT3.
There is a lot on the net about RT3. Two sources are stopthethyroidmadness and thyroid-rt3.com/ along with a host of user groups and forums, many are linked from these sites. Think how much info we’ve created here and PFS has only been around 10 years or so, people have been treating thyroid problems for MUCH longer with a vested interest in solving them and feeling better. THIS IS US! We are not researchers or doctors worried about career or buying a bigger house or our kids or what Merck might do to us, they’ve already done it and in many cases these things have already been lost. We have a vested interest in feeling better and living life again.
The purpose behind using valproic acid, valerian, or valium does not change the effect. A substance cannot control it’s effects with intention.
Guys, I think this is getting far off topic. If we want to keep discussing lets move to a different thread. I realize I’m a bit guilty too. There are places to discuss these topics already. The real question is do you know your own FT3/RT3 ratio? Your average body temp? If it’s not over 20 and in the mid to high 98s you’ve got a problem, but do you know it? This is what put JN onto T3 treatment…