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Recovering with T3:
My Journey from Hypothyroidism to Good Health Using the T3 Thyroid Hormone
Author: Paul Robinson
Publisher: Elephant in the Room Books
Publish Date: 01/08/2018
'Recovering with T3' is widely recognised as being the essential guide for using the T3 thyroid hormone safely and effectively.
T3 (Liothyronine) is sometimes known by a brand name e.g. Cytomel, Cynomel, Thybon, Tertroxin, Liothyronin etc.
T3 is the synthetic version of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine, which is the biologically active thyroid hormone, converted in the body from the relatively inactive T4 (Thyroxine).
In most countries, the standard treatment for hypothyroidism is T4 (Levothyroxine or Synthroid) or, perhaps, natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) or a mixture of T4/T3. However, some thyroid patients never get well on these treatments, even though their lab tests appear ‘normal’.
We know from research that T4 has only a small effect in the body. T4 has to be converted to the biologically active thyroid hormone (T3) before it is of any real use. Some patients simply do not convert T4 well enough and they continue to have hypothyroid symptoms when on predominantly T4 treatments.
The 'Recovering with T3' book is written for those patients who are only able to recover using either T3 medication on its own or a significant amount of T3 combined with some T4 medication.
In Paul Robinson's own case T4, NDT and T4/T3 never made him well or improved his symptoms. However, he did eventually get well using T3-Only therapy!
It took the author several years to learn how to use T3 thyroid hormone replacement properly and safely. This learning has gone into the book and is what makes it so special.
'Recovering with T3' is an invaluable resource if this is the route that you need to take. Thousands of thyroid patients have bought the book and have used it to regain their health, like the author did.
The 'Recovering with T3' book explains everything you would need to know about T3, including a safe and effective protocol to arrive at a dosage that works for you and relieves your symptoms.
'Recovering with T3' also includes information about the optional protocol that the author created in order to raise cortisol. A more detailed explanation of this method can be found in the companion book 'The CT3M Handbook'. However, 'Recovering with T3' should always be read first, as it contains important information needed in order to use T3 correctly.
'Recovering with T3' covers a vast amount of technical and practical information relating to T3 medication and how to use it safely in order to get well.
The book has a foreword by the late, great Dr. John C. Lowe, in which he wrote: "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 My Journey from Hypothyroidism to Good Health Using the T3 Thyroid Hormone' will be a splendid experience for thousands of people, whether clinicians, patients, patient advocates, or patients' loved ones."
'Recovering with T3' is essential reading for any patient and their doctor if they are considering the use of the T3 thyroid hormone.
The book was updated in 2018 to incorporate recent thyroid research study findings.
Together with 'The Thyroid Patient's Manual', and 'The CT3M Handbook', Paul's hypothyroidism books now form a complete series ('Recovering from Hypothyroidism series').
All of Paul Robinson's books are available from Internet booksellers, including Amazon.
To provide more of an insight into the content of the book, here is a list of the Chapters within it:
Foreword by Dr. John C. Lowe
2. The Thyroid Gland and Hypothyroidism
3. The Adrenal Glands and Hypothyroidism
4. Vitamins, Minerals and Hypothyroidism
5. Other Factors and Hypothyroidism
PAUL ROBINSON'S OWN STORY
6. Realising I Was Sick
7. The Diagnosis and T4 Treatment
8. Finding the Next Step
9. The T3 Trial
10. Living Well on T3
LESSONS LEARNED ON T3 USE
11. First Lesson - Information About T3
12. General Lessons Learned on T3 Use
13. Lesson Learned on Clearing T4 and rT3
14. Lessons Learned on Divided Doses of T3
15. Lesson Learned on Thyroid Blood Tests
16. Lesson Learned on T3 Effect on Cortisol
17. Lessons Learned on Records/Detective Work
18. Lesson Learned on Practical Aspects of T3 Use
PREPARATION AND GOALS
19. Preparation for T3 Replacement Therapy
20. The Goals of T3 Dosage Management T3
DOSAGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS
21. Using Symptoms and Signs
22. Taking Body Temperature Readings
23. Recognising a T3 Dosage That is Too High
24. Phase 1: Reducing T4
25. Phase 2: Determining a Safe, Effective and Stable T3 Dosage
26. Phase 3: Long-Term Monitoring
27. Conclusions on T3 Dosage Management
UNDERSTANDING WHY T4 FAILED
28. Why Did T4 Fail and T3 Succeed?
29. A Sprinkling of Research on T4 Failure/T3 Success
RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
30. Suggestions for Doctors and Researchers
31. Final Comments
APPENDICES AND INDEX
Appendix A Books for Further Reading
Appendix B Useful Websites
Appendix C Patient Experience with CT3M
Appendix D References by Chapter Index
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