Recovering with T3: My Journey from Hypothyroidism to Good Health Using the T3 Thyroid Hormone
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Hypothyroidism can simply be described as having too little thyroid hormone.
Hypothyroidism is frequently caused by an autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which occurs when a person's own immune system gradually destroys the thyroid gland causing it to make less thyroid hormone.
The author of 'Recovering With T3 My Journey from Hypothyroidism to Good Health Using the T3 Thyroid Hormone' discovered he was hypothyroid over twenty years ago.
The standard treatment for hypothyroidism at the present time is for a doctor to prescribe a medication called Levothyroxine or L-thyroxine (known as T4 for short), which is usually taken once a day for the rest of the patient's life. T4 is one of the two major thyroid hormones that the thyroid gland produces. The second major thyroid hormone is known as triiodothyronine (T3 for short).
There is growing awareness that some people do not appear to recover their former health using this standard T4 thyroid medication and may remain with many symptoms of hypothyroidism including: fatigue or feeling tired all the time, weakness, feeling cold, inability to lose weight, brain fog, digestive system problems and a range of other symptoms typical of an under-active thyroid gland.
A poor response to treatment with T4 can be true even though the patient's doctor has done everything possible to ensure that enough of the standard Levothyroxine medication has been provided. Some people may have underlying reasons, which cause the standard T4 treatment to fail to restore their health. In the author's case, after many years of being treated with T4, he still had the majority of the symptoms that had first taken him to see his doctor.
The author describes how after many years had passed, during which all known thyroid hormone treatments had been tried, a drug called liothyronine sodium was used. Liothyronine is a synthetic equivalent of one of the thyroid hormone T3. The use of T3 finally enabled the author to make a complete recovery, although there were many lessons that he needed to learn about T3 in order to regain his health.
This book covers a vast amount of technical and practical information relating to T3 medication and details how the author applied this information in order to get well. Any reader who wishes to understand more about the T3 thyroid hormone will find this book invaluable. In particular, Recovering with T3 presents a clear method for using T3 safely, effectively and systematically. The author calls this the T3 Dosage Management process.
The book has a foreword by Dr. John C. Lowe, who was a thyroid researcher and clinician for many years and one of the world's foremost experts on T3 and its correct use.
Dr. Lowe says this about the book:
Paul Robinson has written a book chock-full of information on T3 that is vitally important to many people. I believe that reading 'Recovering with T3' will be a splendid experience for thousands of people, whether clinicians, patients, patient advocates, or patients’ loved ones.
Also available on this site is a list of chapters in the book.
Recovering with T3 was first published at the end of 2011. Thousands of thyroid patients have bought the Recovering with T3 book and have used it to regain their health. Some of these patients have kindly provided feedback on the book. The revised edition of Recovering with T3 incorporates much of this feedback and the addition of a much-requested index.
Recovering with T3 is essential reading for thyroid patients seeking background knowledge and very practical guidance on the use of the T3 thyroid hormone during their quest to recover from hypothyroidism.