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How do you know it’s thyroid?

How do you know it’s thyroid?

You don’t. It’s a therapeutic trial. There are several reasons however that it should be considered first, not last:

  • Many people respond well to the treatment.
  • It doesn’t take long to see if you’re on the right track.
  • It’s simple with few variables to manage.
  • When it works it often works very well.
  • The symptoms often remain improved even after the treatment is discontinued.
  • T3 therapy is not foreign.
  • And proper T3 is generally well tolerated.

The therapeutic trial can help distinguish between Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome and other problems. It is not a cure-all. The T3 therapy can be tried in conjunction with other approaches, but doing so can sometimes add variables that confuse the therapeutic trial. It may be difficult to see how much of the patient’s response, or lack thereof, is due to one approach or the other, or the combination of them. Since one can usually tell within about 2 weeks how well a patient is responding to T3 therapy, I usually like to start T3 therapy by itself at first, to more easily gauge the patient’s response to it. Encouraging good health habits such as proper nutrition, exercise, and rest, is always a good idea. Discouraging harmful habits such as smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, and others is also in order.

To be sure, a lot of other problems can cause symptoms similar to Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome , which can be affected in various ways. For instance, it is interesting that many diabetic patients notice that when their blood sugars are higher, their temperatures are higher; and when their blood sugars are lower, their temperatures are lower. When hypoglycemic patients have their hypoglycemic episodes, they usually if not always experience a drop in their temperatures when their blood sugar drops. I have seen the symptoms of “Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome” respond sometimes to hypoglycemic diets alone; and I have seen the symptoms of “Hypoglycemia” respond sometimes to T3 therapy alone. The same could be said about antidepressants, female hormones, adrenal hormones, yeast-free diets, and a number of other approaches. So it’s certainly not the only approach, it’s just that in a lot of cases it’s the approach to try first not last.