#2: Dear Garry and FACT Members, This past week one contributor wrote about deaths (plural) with the Wilson's Temperature protocol. I was concerned about the validity of this statement and asked Dr. Denis Wilson to comment. Here is what he had to say:
I don't know of any deaths in Florida due to the Wilson's T3 protocol (WT3) I developed. One of my patients died while taking T3 in no way similar to the way I prescribed it. And even then, there's no sure way to know that her heart attack and death at age 50 was in any way related to the T3 she was improperly taking. And I haven't heard of any one else even allegedly to have died from the WT3 protocol.
I agree that T3 requires more thought and care to use than T4, but I do not agree that means it's dangerous. Water is dangerous if people breathe it but it's generally well tolerated when people properly drink it. Many treatments are dangerous when done incorrectly, and quite beneficial when done correctly. Many doctors are using the WT3 protocol with great results and are well satisfied with the benefit to risk ratio, as am I. In fact, many have signed a Consensus Statement to that effect (http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/ConsensusStatement.htm
). I note that the thread does seem to have something to do with finding justification for using T3 in practice, and that's just what this Consensus Statement affords. This Consensus Statement and its signatures establishes the use of T3 as standard of care medicine. Any doctors wanting to learn more about the protocol can read the Doctor's Manual for free online (http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/eManual/
). We find that a lot of doctors that are against the use of T3 have either never tried the WT3 protocol in their patients, or did not try it according to the directions in the Doctor's Manual. We encourage doctors to just try it, because we're sure that they and their patients will like it.
I do think the chances of A-fib are higher with T3 than with T4. However the chances of cardiac side effects can be greatly reduced with herbal support (http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/Products/cardiac_px_capsules.htm
), and I feel there are compelling benefits associated with using the WT3 instead of T4-containing medicines. For example, it can help people that don't respond well to T4-containing medicines. Two, people's temperatures and symptoms often remain improved even after they've been weaned off the treatment. Imagine that, people's temperatature patterns being reset. I find that very compelling and quite interesting.