Last year I lost approximately 4 stone. In December 2014 I was very tired so thought that my weight may have been the reason so I started to lose weight which came off quite easily without too much effort. In January I had shingles in March developed multiple cold sores around mouth and nasal area and May I developed severe pain in both wrists and hands to the point I had difficulty writing and affected my work. I began to take tablets for the pain but the pain continued. Middle of June I made an appointment with my GP as the pain was getting me down as I was finding it difficult to do my work.
In the past I had similar pain and saw a physio privately who said it might be an element of carpal tunnel syndrome. So I mentioned this to my GP. They referred for nerve conduct studies. While waiting for this appointment I was forced to take sick leave from work. Although the weight was coming off I remained tired. Eventually I saw the Orthapaedic specialist who said what I was describing didn't sound like carpal tunnel syndrome but ordered some investigations and arranged to see me again in 6 weeks following the tests. At my appointment I was told not carpal tunnel and referred me to a rhuematologists who I saw in January of this year. I was given the diagnosis of Rhuematoid arthritis the inflammatory arthritis and started medication and given steroid injection to ease the pain while the medication starts to work.
Since this diagnosis I have put on over 2 stone in weight.
I have bought myself a Fitbit and walk 20000 foot steps most days above the suggested for a day. I noticed my total calorie use is approximately total calorie expenditure is approximately 2000 after exercise.
I'm finding it very hard to lose weight now. I find calorie counting works best for me. I need to have 1200 calories a day if I want to lose Weight but find this hard to achieve as I feel hungry and have now will power
Sorry it's long winded but I need some suggestions in how I can curb my hunger and increase my will power