Too many patients, as documented in an on-line study of 12,000 individuals conducted by the American Thyroid Association published in June 2018, (https://doi.org/10.1089/thy.2017.0681) , complain of persistent symptoms of hypothyroidism despite what their doctors believe is successful treatment with levothyroxine (brands include Synthroid, Unithroid, Tirosent, Levoxl). We believe something needs to be done to resolve this conflict between patients and their doctors.
Michelle shares her success story with T3. Michelle’s story demonstrates how combination therapy with T4 and T3 can be clinically superior to T4 (Synthroid, Levothyroxine) alone. In her story she mentions Wilson’s syndrome which I personally think is a “made up” diagnosis to help Dr. Wilson’s retirement fund but I do think her experience is fairly typical of a lot of people with hypothyroidism who eventually discover they need T3 added to conventional treatment with T4 to achieve best results.
OMG! Maybe Iâ€™m not crazy after all!
Iâ€™m 47 in December and canâ€™t remember the last time I felt good or even okay. Same thing â€“ doctors repeating same tests, thinking Iâ€™m exaggerating, sent to Psychiatristâ€¦Over the past 6 years or so, major stress, low immune (sick all the time), worsening depression, borderline diabetes, high blood pressure, peri-menopause. Got to the point that Iâ€™m sooo exhausted. Donâ€™t want to do anything. Lab diagnosis finally showed up hypothyroidism so doctor put me on Synthroid â€“ I was so happy that I cried. Devastation set in after 6 months as this was not the miracle I thought it would be.
Started taking my temperature 3 to 4 x a day as suggested to me by a naturopath I had seen but couldnâ€™t afford to keep going to. Again, measurements taken 3 x daily for a week averaged to 97.0. Talked to doctor about Wilsonâ€™s Temperature Syndrome; she did not believe in it and sent me for more blood tests which came back normal.
FINALLY (after 20 years at same doctorâ€™s office) was lucky enough to be accepted under the care of a physician who hadnâ€™t heard of WTS but had heard about the T4 not converting into the T3 (you all know the fault in the system)â€¦ so right then and there wrote me a prescription for Cytomel and told me to stop the synthroid. As the WTS website recommends sustained T3, Iâ€™m taking half the dose every 12 hours.
I started today and feel like a kid on Christmas Eve a million times over! I am so hopeful that this can get to the root of so many ailments. So many that I feel that Iâ€™m not even living my life, that Iâ€™m just here putting in everything I have just to get through the day.
With the lack of memory and concentration I have right now, I hope I remember to come back to this site and update you all!