However, as soon as the initial doses are given, the body begins to make less T3. So more T3 can be given by mouth to continue the effect to bring the body temperature up to normal, and again the body may make less. And again, then more can be given, and the body may make less. Interestingly, this process also serves the purpose of resetting the system by diminishing T4 levels and, therefore, RT3 levels. When the body temperature is brought up to a normal level, the T3 dose does not need to be increased any further. In most cases, the patient’s body temperature can be brought up to average close to normal on less than 150 micrograms per day (dosing discussed later this chapter). With the initial dose of T3 adding additional T3 to the body, the body temperature may be raised closer to normal. But when the body compensates by making less T3, the body temperature may drop back down somewhat and the next incremental increase of T3 can be given.
Different people compensate at different rates. The recommended starting dose is 15 micrograms per day and the incremental increases are also recommended to be 15 micrograms per day. On average, most people will compensate to a 15 microgram incremental increase of T3 in the system within three or four days. However, some may take up to three weeks to compensate in a reproducible way to such an incremental increase. Some may compensate to a 15 microgram increment in one day, and some may even compensate within hours. The more quickly a person compensates to incremental increases of the WT3 protocol, the more difficult it is to maintain very steady levels of T3 and, therefore, very steady body temperature patterns. Three-week compensators, on the other hand, are usually very easy to manage.
Sometimes, the body can compensate to supplemental the WT3 protocol in such a way that the body temperature can actually drop instead of going up, because of over-compensation. This presents a situation that is similar to wanting to cross a street that has quite a bit of water in the gutters. If you do not want to get wet, then you should run fast enough and jump high enough to clear the water, or not jump at all. Because if you are too tentative, go too slowly, and don’t jump high enough, then you run the risk of getting wet. So it is best to either take control of the system and to get the job accomplished or to not affect the system in the first place. The WT3 protocol should not be undertaken for the fun of it, but only when it is determined that the person’s function and quality of life is so impaired and unsatisfactory that the potential risks are outweighed by the potential benefits. The WT3 protocol should only be undertaken in a deliberate way to accomplish a specific objective. the WT3 protocol should be administered in a very precise manner and never in a casual manner.