About the author
Paul Robinson is a thyroid patient and fellow sufferer.
He became ill with hypothyroidism just before he was thirty years of age. He is sixty this year (2018). He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on thyroid and adrenal dysfunction. His scientific background enabled him to fight through the morass of misinformation and recover his health.
Paul, was put on the most common thyroid treatment to begin with - Levothyroxine (also known as Synthroid or T4). However, the majority of his symptoms remained, much like they do for many on T4-therapy. Over time he became even more ill, with both low cortisol and low thyroid symptoms.
Paul saw many endocrinologists and doctors. Many of these were privately paid for, as he got more desperate and worried about losing his career. Eventually, he realised that he had to figure out what was wrong himself. During this time he was told, "You will have to live with it", "You have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", "You cannot have a thyroid issue, as your thyroid results are within range". All of these were nonsense!
He eventually recovered. But the costs were great. Over a 10-year period, the struggle had cost him his career, and relationships were damaged. Paul's own family doctor at the time was so impressed with the work he had done to get well that she suggested he write about it.
In the Recovering with T3 book he describes how he recovered from thyroid and adrenal hormone issues. He describes how he lost his health, his career and he touches on the personal cost. He had lost all of his thirties and some of his forties.
However, Paul did get well again, after he had been written-off by the medical profession. In the process of getting well he developed a safe protocol for using the T3 thyroid hormone (Liothyronine). This protocol is explained in detail in the Recovering with T3 book. In order to fully recover he developed an innovative approach called the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) that can correct adrenal function in many cases. This is all discussed in the first book. His second book talks more about CT3M, based on patient experience with it.
Paul has now been taking T3-Only (T3-monotherapy) for over 20 years now. He has has worked with thousands of thyroid and adrenal patients, via many Internet forums, and some 1-1 coaching sessions. He knows that every individual thyroid patient needs a solution that suits him or her. All the thyroid hormone treatments have a role. With good clinical judgment, and all the available thyroid treatments, there is no reason for anyone to continue without symptom relief.
Paul continues to be active as an advocate for thyroid patients through this website.
He also has a Facebook page where he posts relevant information from time to time: https://www.facebook.com/recoveringwitht3
His books are:
Recovering with T3 - essential reading for those people intending to use T3-Only or T3-Mostly therapy.
The CT3M Handbook - for any patient who needs more information on using CT3M.
- The Thyroid Patient's Manual - is Paul's latest book. It will be available at the end of May 2018. It will help any patient, whether they merely suspect thyroid disease, or are already under treatment that may not be going well. It covers all types of thyroid medications (not just T3). It is also consistent with recent research findings, regarding thyroid diagnosis and treatment.
Once he has completed writing his new book, Paul may offer limited numbers of 1-1 coaching sessions via Skype, phone or email for those thyroid patients who would like some assistance. Information about this will appear on his website and Facebook page in due course.