As described more fully in Chapters 4 and 6, the following
1. Past Medical History including previous surgeries, reproductive history, current medical problems, and the like.
2. Family History in terms of thyroid, cardiovascular and other problems is also important.
3. Current Medicines considered in terms of how they may interact with thyroid medicine, and in terms of whether or not they might be contributing to the symptoms, if not the problem.
4. Patient’s Complaints, when they started, and under what circumstances they improved or worsened are also important. When the symptoms come on together, it is more likely that they are related.
5. Body Temperature Patterns are extremely useful in helping to predict whether or not a patient’s symptoms may respond to the WT3 protocol.
6. Nationality or heritage can be like the icing on the cake.
If no other apparent cause of the symptoms can be found, then one might consider the WT3 protocol. Useful tests for this purpose include multichemistry tests, complete blood count, EKG, and even ANA, SED rates and possibly others when indicated. Thyroid hormone blood tests (including T4, TSH, Total T3 RadioImmuno Assay (RIA), Total RT3 RIA) are recommended to rule out other obvious causes of DTSF, and as a baseline to which later tests can be compared.