About the author
Paul Robinson is a thyroid patient and fellow sufferer.
Paul Robinson became ill with hypothyroidism in his late twenties. 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.
At first, Paul, was put on the most common thyroid treatment - 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. Most of these were privately paid for, as he got more desperate and worried. 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 these statements were nonsense, but Paul was written-off by the medical profession.
Eventually, he realised that he had to figure out what was wrong himself and he was able to recover. But the 15-year struggle had cost him his career and damaged his relationships. He had lost all of his thirties and some of his forties.
In the process of getting well, he had managed to develop a safe protocol for using the T3 thyroid hormone (Liothyronine) and an innovative approach called the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) that can correct adrenal function in many cases. At the suggestion of his family doctor, Paul wrote ‘Recovering with T3’ to explain these protocols whilst his second book, ‘The CT3M Handbook’ talks more about CT3M, based on patient experience with it.
Paul has now been taking T3-Only (T3-monotherapy) for over 20 years. 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.
For that reason, Paul recently wrote a third book ‘The Thyroid Patient’s Manual’. 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 and will help patients and doctors alike. The new book has been described by Thyroid UK as ‘essential reading’ for all hypothyroid patients and it has been awarded 5 star reviews by most readers on Amazon.
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 third book. It covers thyroid diagnosis and treatment with all the main thyroid medications (T4, NDT, T3 and T4/T3). It is an ideal resource for most thyroid patients. Unlike many other thyroid books it is very practical, and comprehensive through the entire process from diagnosis to successful treatment.
Paul continues to be active as an advocate for thyroid patients through his website: http://recoveringwitht3.com
He also has a Facebook page where he posts relevant information from time to time: https://www.facebook.com/recoveringwitht3
Paul offers limited numbers of 1-1 coaching sessions via Skype, phone or email for those thyroid patients who would like some assistance. Please contact Paul via his email email@example.com to find out more about this option.
For a more personal description of Paul's own journey from severe hypothyroidism to good health, please see his own description of his story: