We discussed previously how Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome can result in a patient being inappropriately left in “conservation mode.” The body may be left in a mode which leads it to feel that it does not have enough resources to address presenting challenges. This explains why Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome sufferers often feel as if they are “at the end of their rope”. This sensation of being overwhelmed can lead Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome sufferers to be profoundly irritable, which is recognized as being clearly inappropriate to themselves and to those around them. Many feel that the symptom of irritability is one of the most devastating aspects of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome.
WS sufferers may suffer from mood swings. Mood swings can cause a night and day change in a person’s temperament in a period of a day, hours, or even minutes. One minute a person might be having a very good day and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, without any particularly good reason, the patient might plunge into a significantly bad, irritable, or depressed mood. Later, these bad moods may resolve as quickly as they appeared. Patients frequently describe it as an “emotional roller coaster.” This phenomenon often disappears completely when body temperature patterns have been normalized with proper T3 therapy.