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Success Stories

There have been many success stories from Hypothyroidism sufferers as a result of following the ‘Recovering from Hypothyroidism series’ and we are proud to share them here. You can search via specific thyroid treatments to help taylor individual stories to your situation.

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Valerie’s Story

T3 saved me, I returned to work and claimed my life back. In 2014, I was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism and no treatment offered by doctors in the UK. By this stage, I spent 18-20 hours in bed each day with complete exhaustion, the times when I was awake, I started researching and looking to find solutions to gain part ...

Vicki’s Story

Here is My Short Successful Journey on CT3M My CT3M journey. I was waking with a high heart rate and generally feeling awful. After taking a saliva cortisol test it turns out my morning levels were low. September 30th: Morning 7.8 (3.7-9.5) Noon 1.4 (1.2-3.0) Evening 1.2 (0.6-1.9) Night 0.5 (.04-1.0) I started CT3M at 1.5hours before I woke. I ...

Lilian’s Story

I have now had over 20 years of normal living. I would not have had this if I had remained on only Levothyroxine (T4) About 35 years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, given levothyroxine and expected to live happily ever after. Approximately 10 years later things started happening. I do not know which started first but over the course ...

Claire C’s Story

We all need a success story - here is mine! Having struggled for two years with hypothyroidism and all of the usual symptoms I also had constant vertigo which got progressively worse until developing into a full-blown severe vertiginous migraine, loss of balance, coordination, constant vertigo, nausea and vomiting and loss of vision - I was desperate. With no help ...

Anna L’s Story

In one and a half months my cortisol had become normal again! I was very helped by reading Paul Robinson's books, but the final piece in the puzzle was a coaching session with him, where he showed me a way to use the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) that suited my individual needs. In only 1.5 months my cortisol had normalized, ...

Theresa’s Story

Sometimes a Low Nutrient Like Iron (In This Case) Can Make All The Difference to Tolerating Thyroid Medication I would like to say that I have not tolerated T4 or T3 ever and felt tired and horrible. I tried many doses, spent years fixing my gut and correcting nutrient deficiencies, correcting hormones (testosterone estrogen progesterone), iodine. I was fed up ...

Shelley’s Story

Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) and T3 (Liothyronine) and The Circadian T3 Method Made My Hypothyroid Symptoms Go Away These are the steps I took to a better wellbeing. I stood in my former doctor’s office being told to have my thyroid removed and all would be better and I would only need a tiny pill to make this better. She ...

Matt’s Story

I Have My Life Back Using T3 and The Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) I suffered from low cortisol for 7 years. I did all the recommended things with regard to low stress life style, clean diet, quality sleep, supplements etc. but it only got me so far. I then discovered that having a thyroid issue was the thing preventing me ...

Amelia’s Story

Sometimes Other Things Are The Issue - Not Hypothyroidism I had the amazing opportunity to have Skype and email consultations with Paul Robinson. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring and helpful. I've seen several doctors, tried all kinds of medications, and it was Paul with patience and actually listening to me and my symptoms that realized I don't even have a ...

Lynn’s Story

I Can Now Look Forward to Planning and Enjoying My Life - Through T3 (Liothyronine) and The Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) Today I stand here a different woman. One who is now able to look forward to planning and enjoying her life. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I suffered years of not being able to accept ...

Joy’s Story

It Was Like a Light Was Switched On - Today I Am Well on T3 (Liothyronine) I am thrilled and utterly relived to tell my story feeling, healthy, happy and as I used to feel before my battle with the thyroid began. Today I am well. Today I am near to fully recovered. I am a 38 year old mum, ...

Katarina’s Story

I Was in a Wheelchair for More Than 4 Years and Now I'm Riding My Bicycle Again - I Got Well on T3 Only Therapy This is just a very brief update from someone who got well over a year or so using T3 only therapy. "I just want to thank all the admins and Paul Robinson in this group! ...

Donna’s Story

I am on T3-Only now. I have no T4 (Levothyroxine) medication at all.  I Feel Amazing Hi all, I have been a member of Paul Robinson's Facebook forum for a few months, and although I have commented to others, I have never posted about myself. I wanted to write as I suspect there are many others who are members and ...

Chelsea’s Story

I'm off to abseil, holiday, clean, dance, run upstairs, be awake! Because I can - T3 as a Thyroid Hormone Treatment Has Been Acknowledged After 14 months of treatment, I can say that it hasn't helped at all. Being palmed off, storming out of the Doctors room, enraged, the Endocrinologists deceivingly comfy couch, ice sips of water and blood hungry ...

Anita J’s Story

On T3 (Liothyronine) and The Circadian T3 Method I Could Fall Pregnant After 14 years of Levothyroxine treatment for my hypothyroidism by 2011 I was really unwell. Sometimes I was bedridden with muscle- and bone aches and pains, and I was only 34 years old! I had a long list of symptoms including a foggy, muzzy head, bad memory, anxiety, low grade ...

Zarla’s Story

I Have My Life Back Again Through T3 and The Circadian T3 Method and Recovering with T3 13 years ago I was put onto thyroxine, T4 medication & told in a few days you will be ok again. Well around 11 years later I was still waiting for that to happen. I lost hair, put on far too much weight, had dry ...

Anna’s Story

T3 Thyroid Treatment and The Circadian T3 Method  Has Fixed My Hypothyroidism and High rT3 After 9 years of antidepressant treatment for a depression and anxiety that would not go away, I was finally diagnosed by a thyroid specialist with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. My four sample adrenal saliva test results came back with first sample 19 nmol/L (range was ...

Helen’s Story

With the Circadian T3 Method I Need Less T3 Now Than Before I had increasingly high cortisol levels over a 5-year period. Then, in 2010, my cortisol levels dropped to below normal, the morning level being the lowest point of the day. In 2012 I discovered Paul Robinson's CT3M method of improving cortisol, and I started using that approach in ...

Lisa’s Story

My Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are Gone on T3 - Plus I Take Less Blood Pressure Medication and Have Lost Weight! What the Medical Profession doesn’t want you to know…. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 40. My doctor, at the time, put me on a T4 medication. When I continued to complain about how I was feeling, he would ...

Anita’s Story

Adding T3 to My Thyroid Treatment Has Made Me Feel Fifteen Years Younger! One year ago, I endured a humiliating appointment with the family doctor I have had for 30 years! I had been on T4 for 14yrs (since I was 40) & getting more hypo by the year, until I had to leave full time work last January because ...

Amy’s Story

I Am Using the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) and I Can't Stress How Much It Has Changed My Health and Well-Being - It Helps Many Thyroid Patients Who Have Lingering Hypothyroidism Symptoms I had a total thyroidectomy due to papillary carcinoma in 2004, and I had suffered for years with problems due to low adrenal function. My main problems were fatigue, ...

Alysse’s Story

Switching to NDT has Literally Changed and Possibly Saved  My Life I am a 46 year old woman, diagnosed with Hashi's at age 15.   Like many thyroid patients, I was simply put on Synthroid and told to have my TSH tested every 6 months.   I never felt well on Synthroid.  When I complained of depression I was put on an anti-depressant.  When my ...

Sue’s Story – Continued

Continued Good Health Using T3 Thyroid Hormone and the Circadian T3 Method Note from Paul Robinson: I found this fascinating - I hope you do too. It is a an example of using much lower doses of T3 and the circadian T3 method. Sue still has thyroid function and does not have Hashimoto'a thyroiditis. Hi Paul, some time ago I ...

Fi’s Story

I Need to Be On T3 Only Without Any T4 in Order to Feel Well and Recover from Hypothyroidism I am on 30mcg T3 NHS prescribed only. I take it in 3 split doses about 6:30am, 1:30 pm and after 7pm still experimenting with the evening dose as sleep isn't right yet. In 2007 I was started straight onto 100mcg ...

Jean’s Story

I Used T3 (Liothyronine) and The Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) to Get Well and Control My Health I am a 50 year old woman and I was placed on Synthroid (T4) for hypothyroidism at age 36 because I was having difficulty conceiving. I had suspected I was hypothyroid since I was about 32 years old due to fatigue, brain fog ...

Elle’s Story

All My Hypothyroidism Symptoms Have Gone - Through T3 Thyroid Hormone I am currently 38 years old.  Between the ages of 26-30 I was my ideal weight.  Extremely fit, 110lbs, 5'2", with low body fat percentage.  I was a total athlete and active for 2-3 hours every day. No known thyroid problems. Life was great! Around age 30 - one day I got ...

Renee’s Story

My Adrenals are Starting to Work on Their Own - Through the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) and T3 I started the CT3M in mid-May (my 2nd try). In June I started weaning my HC which I had been on for 7 months. I was taking 27.5mg total. June 13th was my last day on HC. I felt great while weaning, ...

Julie W’s Story

My Recovery with T3 and Paul Robinson's Help - the Recovering with T3 Book is Simply the Most Important Book I Have Read in My Life! I would like to just quickly let you all know of my recovery with T3 and Paul Robinson's support. In 2006, after 12 years of Prozac treatment for severe depression, 15 years of steady ...

Elisabeth’s Story

Adding T3 Put Me on the Road to Recovery I am a 22 year old who has a T3 success story! I started a blog recently after my coworkers encouraged me to put myself out there. I work at a new social networking aggregator/platform (Sgrouples) that focuses on user privacy, and I have started a support group there for fellow ...

Julie’s Story

I Have Been Taking T3 for a Month and My Life Has Completely Turned Around! No More Hypothyroidism Due to T3 and the Circadian T3 Method I feel human again at last. My journey with thyroid problems started four years ago. I was given Levothyroxine and took it for a few months. Not much happened. My house burnt down in ...

Laurie’s Story

Hypothyroid and on HC and Florinef - How CT3M and T3 Got Me Off Steroids Fast! I am 44 years old and I’m sure I’ve been hypothyroid my whole life.  I think I can pinpoint what finally tipped me over the edge.  I got married 12 years ago, moved to California from Idaho, and thought I would live happily ever after … but ...

Dave’s Story

Getting Off Adrenal Steroids, Recovering from Hypothyroidism, Anxiety and Other Symptoms. Getting My Life Back! April 15th, 2011: I received my results from the doctor who had, for the 3rd time in four years run a full thyroid panel trying to uncover why I had never recovered from pneumonia that almost killed me in college and had severe exercise intolerance, ...

Mia’s Story

I Have My Life Back with T3 (LIothyronine) and the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) I have been on the CT3M for 10 weeks now. It has been little bumpy with some rebounds and still some bad (fatigued) days now and then. Overall, this has given me my life back and I have been taking walks and getting active again! I ...

Caren’s Story

Some Patients Need the Biologically Active Hormone T3 in Order to Recover from Hypothyroidism I was misdiagnosed for 20 plus years.  I was always told I was borderline hypothyroid.    Borderline always meant that no doctor would treat me. Jump ahead 20 years and I finally got a diagnosis when my TSH was 7.23 and my Free T3 and Free T4 ...

Sandra DS’s Story

The Circadian T3 Method Raises Cortisol - It is Life-Saving! I can already say that Paul is a godsend who came into my life, this method (for me that’s the Circadian T3 Method plus T3 during the day)  is really life-saving…  I am so happy he is sharing this valuable information to others. I hope soon that doctors will listen to this ...

Eric’s Story

Life Dramatically Improved Using the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) I've hesitated to post a success story until a few months have passed. The positive changes are now undeniable and I purchased your book as a gift to my GP, whom I will be seeing tomorrow morning. First off, THANK YOU! You could have decided to keep this information to yourself. The fact that ...

Mary’s Story

Treating Thyroid and Adrenal Issues (Low Cortisol) Using the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) and Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) After 12 years on Levothyroxine, I started taking Natural Dessicated Thyroid (NDT) in mid-January 2012.  By late March, I had found what I believed to be the right dose and method of taking NDT (for me, this was 2 grains upon rising, ...

Jaynine’s Story

Recovering from Low Cortisol (some patients call it Adrenal Fatigue) Using the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) I often say, "Janie (in reading the STTM book) saved my life, and the CT3M gave it back to me." I was on Synthroid for about 10 years. Yes, I had other hormone problems, however after using NDT for only three days my severe ...

Sandra W’s Story

Fixing Low Cortisol - My T3 (Liothyronine) and Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) Success Excellent - I have your Recovering with T3 book and I used it as I am on T3 only meds. I found that 6am is perfect for my T3 medication and after 5 weeks now I have to say that I 'feel' my adrenals are stronger as ...

Suzanne’s Story

I Used Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) with the Circadian T3 Method (Ct3M) to Improve My Cortisol and Recover from Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Symptoms DAY 1  - Feb. 27th, 2012 This is unbelievable. I’m on NDT only, not T3. Emboldened by the success of a few thyroid patients who are trying this protocol with NDT only, I made last night my ...

Sharon’s Story Part 2

Hypothyroidism Symptoms Cured using T3 and the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) I have now been on T3 for just under a year and as I keep going from strength to strength. I am still using the Circadian T3 Method. I thought a part 2 story was necessary to help any other sufferers to keep going with Paul Robinson's protocol to get ...

Finola’s Story

How I began to Recover from Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Issues (low cortisol) Using T3 and the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) Looking back with the knowledge I have now, I think I became borderline hypo when I was pregnant with my first child in 1994, but more importantly I think that I had a susceptibility to adrenal dysfunction well before that ...

LP’s Story

T4/T3 Treatment Helped Me to Recover from Hypothyroidism I self-diagnosed my condition, hypothyroidism, because I had three quarters of the list of symptoms in the Merck Manual. I was tested and was prescribed T4 over my demands for T3, which worked for my mother. It did not work, but my doctor waited for the T4 magic to appear. Then, the ...

CB’s Story

I Recovered from Euthyroid Hypometabolism Due to Low FT3 with T3 Treatment (Liothyronine) Around 1968, I felt I had nothing to live for since my doctor could not care for me. He claimed that my thyroid was a bit low, but OK. I was planning my own funeral. Then, one day, working in my kitchen, I fainted, fell, and broke ...

Jenny F’s Story

Some Thyroid Patients Need T4 in Combination with T3 in Order to Get Well I was born hypothyroid, the condition having been confirmed around the age of 18 months (in 1952). From that time until I was in my late 20's or 30's I was treated with natural desiccated thyroid extract, and up to age 12 I was a patient ...

Ina’s Story

I was Put On T3 (Liothyronine) Treatment Due to T4 to T3 Conversion Problems I was originally on Levothyroxine (T4) and I had many symptoms. The NHS in the UK had told me I had ME (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). But I found a private doctor who combined the T4 with Armour Thyroid. This working successfully for around 5 years. ...

Derek’s Story

Getting my Life Back Using T3 in Divided Doses and the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) for Low Cortisol Let start from the beginning. Over 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, and was given levothyroxine T4 50mcg. I did get a little better, lost a bit of weight (then 105kg),  my asthma and rhinitis disappeared. However, 3 months later ...

Stacey’s Story

Losing Weight and Recovering from Hypothyroidism Using T3 (Liothyronine) Treatment Before using T3 and on a little T4, I was 2 stone over weight and still having symptoms but would not be given a diagnosis because my TSH was only 2.8 but my T4 was very low. After starting T3 - I had more energy and lost the 'thyroid weight'. ...

Janet’s Story

Recovering from Severe Hypothyroidism Symptoms and Low Cortisol Using T3 (Liothyronine) Like many people I have been on a long journey trying to get my health back on track. When I was finally able to get a diagnosis of Hashimoto's I was put on Diotroxin (synthetic T4 and a little synthetic T3 in a single tablet). It worked in the ...

Matt’s Story

Beating Hypothyroidism by Using Symptoms and Signs to Manage T3 Dosing Combined with the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) to Raise Cortisol Having been prescribed 60mcgs T3 by my consultant endocrinologist in October - dropping T4, I have been using T3 alone, as well as T4 low dose. My T3 has been as high as 80mcgs daily. I've felt crappy in ...

Taylor’s Story

Using T3 to Overcome Hypothyroidism and Reduce HC and Florinef (adrenal steroids) with the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) My journey to success with T3 therapy and healing my adrenals began roughly a year and a half ago. In a quest for better thyroid treatment, I began researching how the thyroid functions and all the problems that could go wrong in ...

Dawn’s Story

Weaning from Adrenal Steroids Using the Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) to Raise Natural Cortisol Levels I had been on hc/isocort for over 2 years in an effort to regain my health. I was feeling good on it yet did not want to continue to have to be dependent on it forever and it had been difficult to optimize my sex hormones while ...

Jan J’s Story

How I Got Over Hypothyroidism Using the Recovering with T3 Book The book, Recovering with T3 by Paul Robinson was written for people like me, who have thyroid issues, see doctors, take meds and still have all of the symptoms that keep us feeling unwell both physically and emotionally. I am a 60 year old retired teacher and have had ...

Christel’s Story

My Hypothyroidism Diagnosis and Failure of T4 (Levothyroxine) 1994: I was diagnosed with multi nodular goiter after birth 2nd son and put  on Thyrax – T4 (Levothyroxine) Going on on T4: always tired weight gain sporadic periods of sudden weight loss panic attacks depressions, big one in 2003, so they put me on anti depressants 2010: My goiter had grown ...

Sue’s Story

Hypothyroidism Symptoms for 20 Years I’ve been overtly ill since August 2008, visiting my GP with tiredness, palpitations and recurring viruses. For 20 years prior to 2008 I had a series of symptoms, some of which took me to the GP, others I just put up with. The former consisted of migraines, tiredness, weight gain, inability to lose weight, depression, ...

Jack’s Story

Suffering with Hypothyroidism and the Tyranny of TSH I suffered with Hypothyroidism since the start of my teens. Classic signs and symptoms so you'd think an easy diagnosis. Nope, TSH always in the reference range so Hypothyroidism always rejected once the blood tests came back. Over the years I was given a range of 'I don't really know so I'll ...

Cora’s Story

I am Now Well Using T3-Only Thyroid Treatment The alarm rings, it’s 6.30am, I throw back the covers and go to wake the children before going down to cook breakfast and make packed lunches. I smile as my head races,  full of excitement  as ideas jostle to the fore demanding to be put down on paper and I sigh with ...

Sandra’s Story

Levothyroxine (T4) Never Really Worked for Me Hypothyroidism has been a jigsaw illness for me for at least 10 years.  I feel it may have been longer than this as I had the symptoms but normal blood results.  I recall the day my GP informed me that my TSH was borderline, however, it was 18 months later, when I was ...

Deborah’s Story

My T3 (Liothyronine) Story - How I Got My Life Back I was diagnosed, rather easily, after having my baby when she was 8 months and I was 43.  Had gone to the Drs for something totally unrelated and the test came back that I had an underactive thyroid and was positive for antibodies.  I was relieved and pleased that ...

Sharon’s Story

Levothyroxine Treatment was Not Working Twelve months ago I was on levothyroxine and was not at all well. I was being treated for M.E./fibromyalgia amongst a whole list of other ailments that went hand in hand with the thyroid and M.E. On 125 mcg of levothyroxine (T4) and I was still not well. I went from being told there was ...