I appreciate that my obesity is a large part of the problem, but I find it almost impossible to lose as I say, a significant amount of weight, as exercise is very difficult, & I have a healthy diet, with few "lapses". It has been suggested to me recently that the drugs may be a part of the problem & it is true that I didn't have a weight problem before I was taking all these drugs. My husband of 54 yrs (who is coincidentally slim & eats the same food) reminds me that my ankles always used to swell in hot weather or when flying when I was younger.
I did have my thyroid checked (blood test) some time ago - think about 2 yrs now & nurse told me it was "about the middle of Normal". Do you think there would be any point in my requesting another blood test?
Thank you Dr Thomas. Will do as you suggest.