Until the year I was 60 I had been between size 8/10 all my life with the odd time a size 12 but at the beginning of that year I had been ill and was a size 6and 6 stone. In the February I sudely started to gain weight and by the Easter was size 14 and by summer 16. I had been a prescribed for 30 years drug until the Autumn before and I should not have been prescribed. I came off it in autumn before which was extremely difficult but when I asked if that was the reason I was putting on weight I was told there was no possibility of that. I eat a very healthy diet and always have done especially as always preferred fruit rather than sweets crisps or biscuits etc. I don't drink apart from special occasions, I've never even tried a cigarette and was active until all this weight piled on but now I have trouble walking as it is so painful on my joints so I try to go to aqua fit where the water is a great help and use an excercise bike. I am now 15 stone and a size 20 and have shrunk 3 ins and there is no sign of the increase stopping. My GP says it is my medication but that there was no question of anything being cut but a specialist said there is no reason why I could not lose weight with a healthy diet. I couldn't have a healthier diet and when he said that I thought well someone should be able to help I've been to Slimming World but found I was going and paying money to be told I had gained weight mostly and it was do distressing in the end so I left after 6 months. I have something wrong with my kidneys so everything I am given has to be closely monitored and my GP gave me the only diet pill he thought was safe but everything I ate went straight through me so after a while that had to stop also as I was getting dehydrated but not losing weight. I would love to go on a special diet like the ones that are sometimes on the TV but they are usually for celebrities not Joe public. I anyone has had a similar experience and has found an answer there is nothing I won't try as long it goes alongside my medication.