Thyroid :: Reverse T3 Syndrome?

Nov 3, 2015

Here are my test results, should I seek treatment? My other thyroid labs look okay. Not sure what to think....

RT3 22.5 (9.2-24.1)
FT3 3.6 (2.2-4.4)
Ratio 16

Also any thoughts on these antibody tests?
TPO 15 (0-34)
Thyroglobulin antibodies < 1 (0-.9)
TSI 42 (0-139)

Also for reference, here are my thyroid labs and b-12 Vit D labs. I've started to supplement b-12 and vit d. But should I ask for anything else? Any other meds or tests?
TSH 1.32 (.45-4.5)
FT4 1.24 (.82-1.77)
FT3 3.4 (2.0-4.4)

B-12 267 (211-946)
D 37.4 (30-100)

Symptoms, fatigue, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, numbness in my hands, cold all the time, low temperature, low bp, no sex drive, losing my eyebrows, low metabolism, have trouble losing weight or gain weight for no reason, depressed mood, easily irritable, can't handle stress or I don't handle stress well, high cholesterol despite healthy diet...I'm sure there are others but these are the worst ones..

I'm just so confused... It appears that it's not my thyroid although, thyroid explains alot of my symptoms and I have a strong family history. Just not sure where to go from here. It's been suggested on another board that I have adrenal fatigue, but I'm not sure what to think about that either. Trying to get some ideas.

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T4         = 3.0   (4.5 - 12.0) -- low
Free T4 = 1.05 (0.82 - 1.77)
Free T3 = 2.6  (2.0 - 4.4)
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