It is commonly assumed that generalized complaints are not very serious, or that if a patient complains of a multitude of complaints, then no single complaint must be bothering him very much. Neither of these assumptions is necessarily correct. As mentioned in previous chapters, medical problems that affect lower levels of organization of the body tend to be more difficult to measure with our current technology and tend to cause more generalized complaints. So, some might assume that because a condition is difficult to quantitate or measure exactly with available technology, the resulting generalized complaints can’t be very severe. But, it must not be assumed that the symptoms of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome are mild and insignificant. They are severe, inappropriate, and undesirable enough for Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome sufferers to be given all manner of symptomatic therapies in an attempt to address them.
Sometimes patients will come to my office on five or six different symptomatic medicines for five or six different symptoms that are related to Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. These medicines can often be discontinued when the body temperature patterns have been normalized without return of the symptoms even after the WT3 protocol has been weaned. Of course, not every symptom of which a person complains is necessarily due to thyroid hormone deficiency. But we have discussed in previous chapters, why DTSF especially due to Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome, should be one of the first possibilities considered. It is very common, very easy to recognize, very easy to treat, and getting it treated can make all the difference in a person’s life. Considering the pervasive influence of thyroid hormones on the body, and considering thyroid hormone function can affect all aspects of life including recovery from illness, emotional make up, productivity, and overall good health, it stands to reason that special attention should be paid to the possibility of DTSF-especially since it can affect the way a patient responds to treatments for other medical problems that may also be present. Finally, Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome and other causes of DTSF should always be considered in patients suffering from symptoms of MED since it is better to treat the underlying problem rather than just the symptoms.
I will now review symptomatic treatments that are commonly implemented by doctors to treat the symptoms of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. There are a few things that the following treatments have in common. I have seen each of them used in the treatment of symptoms of Multiple Enzyme Dysfunction in Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome sufferers prior to their being treated with proper liothyronine therapy. When the symptom a certain treatment is managing returns after the treatment is discontinued, it is more likely that the treatment is symptomatic. It has also been seen in some cases, that the patients’ symptoms responded at least as well if not better to proper thyroid hormone therapy as compared with the symptomatic treatment; with the symptoms remaining persistently improved after the symptomatic therapy had been discontinued and even after the thyroid hormone therapy had been weaned. So proper liothyronine treatment can be a symptomatic treatment (managing the symptoms during treatment), and even a therapeutic one (effecting a persistent “cure”).
We will now discuss symptomatic treatments commonly given for the symptoms of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome which often respond better to proper thyroid hormone treatment. The following are common symptomatic treatments: