The modules take a task-oriented approach to actually treating Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. They take the principles and techniques explained in the Chapters and organize them so that one can easily see how and when they are brought to bear under various circumstances.
The treatment begins in Module 2: Cycling-Up. By following the branching of this module, you will be led to a red box that you can click on that will take you to one of the other modules. For example,
You can start at the beginning of each module you jump to and follow its branching, jumping to subsequent modules as indicated, until finally the treatment is discontinued.
Not all the choices presented at a given branch point may apply to where your patient is in the treatment, you can simply follow the ones that do.
Caveats and Questions is the next section of this eManual.
Many of the Caveats and Questions will be needed to understand the modules. As you progress through the modules, you will encounter
small red buttons
small blue buttons
Pressing a red button will take you to the beginning of a pertinent Caveat or Question. Pressing a blue button will take you to a pertinent section of one of the earlier chapters but where are you supposed to focus your attention when you get there? At the very top. Start with the very first line or picture that appears. Remember, when you’re finished, you can find your previous spot by pressing the Back Button. Sometimes 2 red dots or 2 blue dots will be close together and one will be numbered 1 and the other will be numbered 2. This merely indicates that you are being referred to two separate topics.
Notes on the Modules
The symptoms of a low-thyroid state, and the side effects of T3 therapy can be very similar. Both the symptoms and the side effects are related to improper T3 stimulation of the cells. In this way the side effects of treatment are often the same as the symptoms of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. Nevertheless, in the modules, the word symptom is used to refer to complaints related to the condition and the word side effect is used to refer to complaints related to the treatment, even though it is sometimes difficult to make the distinction.
In T3 therapy the overall treatment is made up of one or more cycles. It is not necessary for everything to be accomplished in one cycle. One might make progress that could be considered satisfactory for a given cycle but that would not be considered satisfactory for the overall treatment. You will come across words like sufficient, sufficiently, and satisfactory as you proceed through the modules. These words usually refer to the present cycle, but may also refer to the overall treatment. For example, a patient’s symptoms may be sufficiently improved for now, or for a given cycle, but may still not be sufficiently improved overall. So when you see words like sufficient don’t become concerned if the patient isn’t yet completely better from an overall standpoint, just consider if the patient is doing sufficiently well in the given cycle or setting. As the treatment progresses through one or more cycles of T3 therapy, it is hoped that the patients can eventually become sufficiently improved overall.