Around 85 to 90% of the
patients that I treat for Wilson's Temperature Syndrome respond to the
treatment, to some degree. Of those about 50 percent seem to recover
fully with only one cycle of T
3 therapy and are able
to wean off and be done. Of the other 50 percent about half respond
temporarily, but the symptoms recur rapidly, apparently because
of the continued personal stress or lifestyle instability. For the
remainder of those who respond, we find that for some the response
is only a partial response and reveals that there is something else
involved (ie yeast overgrowth, etc.) for which the Wilson's Temperature
Syndrome is actually an adaptive response. By eliminating the WTS
component, the underlying problem is more evident, leading to further
Over the last 8 years,
since the first person came to be asking for assistance in working
through this protocol, I have been repeatedly impressed that this
therapy worked where multiple other attempts, from anti-depressants
to standard thyroid replacement therapy, have not.
The strongest rationale
for doing this can be found in these points:
- It is simple.
This is not a complex process. It takes a little time to educate
the patient in the process of tapering up, identifying the plateau
dose, self-monitoring, and then tapering back off. The rest is
logical and intuitive.
- It is safe.
We are using a hormone identical to active human T
The dosages are well within a safe range and can be monitored
- It is inexpensive.
A full course of treatment, a single 6 - 7 week cycle, costs only
about $100. This is far below the cost of therapy for most other
- If it doesn't work,
little is lost . . . AND, it might reveal the next step
to be taken.
I would think that doctors
would be a lot more interested in learning about T
therapy for Wilson's Temperature Syndrome especially when some of their
patients who have been suffering for years recover quickly with
the treatment under the care of another physician. I find it quite
surprising when they don't seem to be. Even though the literature
shows that the traditional measures of thyroid function are clinically
based, meaning that our "normal values" are based on the clinical
picture, most physicians seem to rely upon the numbers even when
the patient in front of them is stating unambiguously that the symptoms
have not cleared up.
It is not as though this
is a "secret" therapy. It doesn't rely on some "secret" formula
or bizarre concoction, but is based simply on a solid understanding
of basic physiology. Initially,
I also thought WTS was rather strange, until I saw the changes that
were taking place. Then, investigating the logic behind the treatment,
a logic based on biochemistry and physiology, I found it made sense
. . . AND worked! The fact that T
3 therapy has such
a huge impact on the lives of some of my patients, has a big impact
on me, so I keep treating it.
I have seen some 500+
patients, all self-referred, for this condition in the last 8 years.
The strongest testimony to the efficacy of this treatment is that
I have never advertised or promoted this, patients have found their
way to my office solely based on the recommendations of others that
have been treated successfully. Once the stream of patients began,
it has never stopped.
I have seen many patients
treated by doctors for Wilson's Temperature Syndrome with poor results.
Often, it appears that these patients have been treated with T
in a way that's doesn't seem fully logical. The approach taken doesn't
seem to reflect an understanding of known thyroid physiology and/or
the principles outlined in the Doctor's Manual. In my experience,
the results people experience clearly depend on the way the T