“I’ll be 62 in August and haven’t felt this good since my early 20’s” – Joyce Carnefix
The first time I heard the TV information about Wilson’s [Thyroid] Syndrome, my ears perked up. They were all there, all the symptoms I had been complaining about for years. The only thing that was missing was my name. I was skeptical. The axiom, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” came to mind. Still I couldn’t help but wonder could it be true? Still I did nothing about it. Hadn’t all the doctors I had been to for years told me that nothing was wrong with my thyroid? It always tested in normal range, to the low side but still normal. I was told I needed to lose the fat, be less sedentary, and my blood pressure would come down along with the cholesterol and triglycerides, and my constant fatigue would vanish. That was all well and good, but how was I to accomplish it when I was just too utterly exhausted to drag myself out of the chair?
The decision to see Dr. Wilson came after my daughter, Cathy, showed me a brochure about Wilson’s [Thyroid] Syndrome. She informed me that several women in her office, including a mutual friend, were getting this treatment and they were all having great results. I discussed with our mutual friend the results she was realizing from the treatment. She was very pleased and I was very impressed.
I made an appointment with Dr. Wilson. After a number of lab tests, filling out five pages of medical history, and having a physical, I was ready for an evaluation. Dr. Wilson said that my symptoms and my medical history certainly suggested a depressed metabolism. But because of my high blood pressure, he was reluctant to start me on the treatment. After insisting on close monitoring, he agreed to take me as a patient. One of the first benefits I noticed after beginning to take T3, was my improved sleep patterns. Instead of waking a dozen or more times during the night (even though going right back to sleep), I was sleeping through the night and awakening in the morning more rested and refreshed. Soon after, I became aware of a decrease in the chronic fatigue with which I had been beleaguered for years. It was so good not to feel totally exhausted all the time. For a decade or more, I felt as if there were heavy balls and chains attached to my arms and legs as I tried to move around. Finally, someone had found the key to unlock them. The next thing I became conscious of was a small budding and growing energy level. It had been so long since I had had any energy that it was hard to recognize at first.
Dr. Wilson had asked me on my first visit, “If this treatment could only accomplish one thing, what would you want it to be?” My answer, “To feel good and have the energy of a normal person.” He asked me for an assessment of my perception of my energy level compared to a “normal person.” I replied, “About 25 percent.” At this writing I perceive my energy level to be about 90 percent of normal and still growing. What a blessing.
After several months of treatment when I began feeling much better, Dr. Wilson suggested that it was time to chose a good nutritional diet and begin an exercise program to promote weight loss. I had tried for years to diet, but even if a few pounds came off, they seemed to come right back with a few more for company. And when I tried to exercise, lethargy, that was my constant companion, soon canceled that out. But this time it worked. I had enough energy to at least begin exercising regularly and with the diet the weight began to come off. As the weight came off, I was able to increase my exercise. As I increased my exercise, more weight came off and my energy level continued to rise. It’s amazing, but I have become hooked on exercise – me, the original couch potato. Three to five times a week, I walk 4 miles exercising my arms with 2 pound weights as I walk. Also I exercise 45 minutes or more every day. In addition, I have organized and run a weight control support group at my church once a week. Things are looking up. Friends and acquaintances, especially those who haven’t seen me in several months keep remarking, “You look marvelous, you look 25 years younger.” That’s good to hear, but what is really great is that I feel 40 years younger. Oh I forgot to say, I’ll be 62 in August and haven’t felt this good since my early 20’s.
Dr. Wilson suggested that I might enjoy decreased fatigue when I began treatment. There were some things though, that he forgot to mention. The improved elasticity and tone of my complexion, the loss of the “turkey waddle” from my neck, the addition of body to my hair (perms take better and last longer and sets last to the next shampoo).
My general health is much improved. There is more resistance to illness. Colds which have plagued me all my life come less often and are less severe. Also they are not progressing to sinus and ear infections or bronchitis as they have for the past several years. My blood pressure which was dangerously high (at one point 210 over 110) came down to the point where my medication for it had to be cut in half. Dr. Wilson suspects that I may be able to go off the blood pressure medicine completely.
When I realize just how much help I have received with this treatment and how much better I feel and look it seems almost miraculous and the solution was so simple. I keep trying to spread the news to others who are suffering as I did for so long; not sick, just half dead: there is help out there.