Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition with unknown causes but new research has now linked it to lower thyroid hormone levels. Now, new research is showing Chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by low activity of thyroid hormones in the absence of thyroidal disease whereas hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The CFS patients had lower serum levels of certain key thyroid hormones such as triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), but normal levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone.
I know from my experience with testing thyroid hormone, you have to test T3 and T4 (both Free and Reverse) to get even close to determining what is going on with your thyroid. I am one of those who find a TSH test needs to be paired with Free T3 and Free T4 in order to get an accurate picture of my thyroid function.
In this article by Denise Rosenfield, she shares the promising new reseach where CFS is being diagnosed with symptoms and not just tests and physical exams:
This article is an update to Wendy Williams health scare with her Graves’ disease. She publicly thanks Dr. Oz for saving her life: