2 years ago I was diagnosed with Myxedema when I collapsed and was taken to hospital. It is the end stages of Hypothyroidism (where your body slows the metabolic rate because the thyroid gland isn't working properly). Left untreated for a number of years, as mine was, the body eventually shuts down and you go into a coma. They caught me just in time, fortunately, but it has taken a long time for me to feel near normal.
A month ago I was feeling like my old self for the first time in 6 years, and felt ready to start trying to lose the 4 stone I had gained through illness. This morning I was over the moon when I weighed myself, and was only 1 pound off losing a stone in 4 weeks :). That feeling was short lived, as my doctor rang me an hour ago to tell me my routine blood test was showing raised T4 levels, and she was going to lower my dosage of thyroxine This means that it will slow my metabolism again. I told her how well I felt and that I had lost nearly a stone, and she said my weight loss was largely due to the fact my metabolic rate was higher than normal. Thanks a lot, just what I want to hear!
I could cry, as I've been really good sticking to the diet, and increasing my exercise, which was practically zero. I haven't done anything stupid, like stuffing my face, although I certainly feel like it. I'm just hoping it won't affect me losing more weight
Sorry moreless for being down after I was so positive this morning!