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Dr. Leighton’s Comments

“50 percent seem to recover fully with only one cycle of T3 therapy and are able to wean off and be done”

-Stephen Leighton, MD

Winston-Salem, NC

Issues covered in the account below:

  • 500+ patients
  • Clinical Picture

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 T3 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 Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome component, the underlying problem is more evident, leading to further investigation.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. It is safe. We are using a hormone identical to active human T3. The dosages are well within a safe range and can be monitored easily.
  3. 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 chronic conditions.
  4. 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 T3 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 Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome 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 T3 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 T3 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 T3 is used.

About the Author:

Denis Wilson, MD described Wilson 's Temperature Syndrome in 1988 after observing people with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature, yet who had normal blood tests. He found that by normalizing their temperatures with T3 (without T4) their symptoms often remained improved even after the treatment was discontinued. He was the first doctor to use sustained-release T3.

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