Recovering with T3 is still the most helpful and practical book to read about using the T3 (Liothyronine) thyroid hormone.
Recovering with T3 is part of the Recovering from Hypothyroidism series of books. It is usually best to read The Thyroid Patient’s Manual first before progressing to Recovering with T3.
The book covers the following topics:
- The background on how Paul Robinson became ill and did not recover from hypothyroidism on Levothyroxine (T4 medication), Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) or T4/T3 combination therapy. It explains how Paul eventually recovered his health through the use of Liothyronine (T3). This background story will likely resonate with many thyroid patients who find they are struggling to recover from hypothyroidism with standard thyroid treatment.
- Information on how the thyroid and thyroid hormones and the adrenal glands and cortisol in particular work together. Sometimes correcting cortisol can be of equal importance to correcting thyroid hormone function for some thyroid patients. This was true in the author’s case.
- Essential background information on the T3 thyroid hormone, how it works, why it is so crucially important and how it affects other hormones.
- The most important laboratory testing for a thyroid patient to have done prior to starting T3 treatment.
- Many practical pieces of advice on how to go about using T3 therapy safely and effectively. The book has useful chapters on different aspects of using T3 therapy that are important to be aware of if the T3 treatment is to progress smoothly and safely.
- The book explains the problems of trying to manage T3 therapy using the standard laboratory ranges for thyroid hormones, and what to do instead of the approach designed for those on T4 monotherapy.
- Some of the most important chapters of the book provide a detailed protocol that describes how to safely begin using T3 therapy and how to adjust the dosage in order to recover from hypothyroidism. This protocol is described in a step-by-step manner, with guidance on how to assess the efficacy of T3 doses and how to safely adjust them in order to recover as fast as possible.
- The Recovering with T3 book also describes the Circadian T3 Method (or CT3M). This is an approach created by Paul Robinson, based on research findings. CT3M allowed Paul to correct his own very low cortisol, and he continues to use it himself today. CT3M has proven over the years to be very effective in helping many other thyroid patients to correct their own low cortisol, thus enabling the T3 thyroid hormone to work effectively.
- The book also discusses why some people might never be able to correct their hypothyroidism without the use of T3.
The book is aimed at several different groups of people. These include:
- Those thyroid patients who have been unable to get well on Levothyroxine (T4), NDT or T4/T3 combinations and wish to try an approach that is based on using T3-Only.
- Those thyroid patients who remain symptomatic, with low FT3 levels on any dosage of conventional thyroid treatment. These patients might also have high reverse T3 levels even on NDT or T4/T3 combination therapy.
- Thyroid patients who have been sick and symptomatic for a very long time and want to get well as soon as possible. For these people using T3 on its own in order to recover can be a step that they wish to take first before attempting to add some T4 based medication in later.
- Those thyroid patients who wish to use mostly T3 (with a small amount of T4).
- Those thyroid patients for whom any amount of T4 medication appears to be problematic and need to use T3-Only with no T4 medication.
- Thyroid patients who are already on T3-Only therapy but have not been able to find a dosage that eliminates their symptoms.
- Physicians who wish to learn a safe and effective protocol for using the T3 thyroid hormone in anything other than tiny amounts.
Recovering with T3 remains the go-to book for those patients who need to use T3 in order to get well.
For more information on Recovering with T3 please see the book page on the website: https://paulrobinsonthyroid.com/recovering-with-t3/
Amazon also uses Look Inside so you can view sample pages of the book there.
I hope that you found this helpful.