Many websites and worse some books claim that trauma and stress can create a false normal T3. called reverse T3. The claim that many people have so called normal TSH due to reverse T3 and are really hypothyroid.
Take a fact and make fiction. Reverse T3 is inactive. It can not suppress a real high TSH to look normal as they claim. Reverse T3 will not cause any change in TSH. If your holistic physician is ordering Reverse T3 blood testing they are not the physician for treating your hypothyroidism. Walk across the street to a local endocrinologist. They will use the most sensitive test to diagnose and treat your hypothyroidism. You guessed right. It is TSH.
It is so sensitive that if all your symptoms are similar to what you read are associated with hypothyroidism and your TSH is normal you are not clinically hypothyroid.