Hi lesleyjehan, I think it's fantastic!
I have interstitial cystitis which I have to follow an almost non acid diet or I get horrendous bladder pain. So a lot of the time I can't choose what I would like to eat The high fat high protein diet is the only one I've actually seen any results from!
I take gabapentin for pain and when I first started it made me ravenous! I just wanted to eat carbs all the time, I couldn't sleep I was so hungry. It does say weight gain on the patient leaflet, a lot too because it's so sedating. Amitriptiline I know makes you crave sugar! In the early days of my bladder disease I was prescribed it and put on 7 lbs in 6 weeks!
I have had that diagnosis down there too. I had a hospital infection after a hysterectomy and I lost so much skin from my vulva and inside my vagina, just one of the many grotty symptoms I had. For two years I couldn't wear any type of trousers which was hard as I live in jeans! Apart from thyroid meds helping it, I use E45 Wash on my bits, it's made a huge difference. I used to put E45 cream on too if I was particularly sore. It's taken me now since 1998 to not have to do this several times a day. I do still always wash there with E45 Wash. It's very gentle and leaves the skin very moisturised. Honestly I could hardly walk mine was so bad. I took a jar of thick skin that had come out of my vagina to a professor in gynaecology, he said he had never seen anything like it, and made me use steroid cream, which put me in orbit!
Are you sure you should be using lactulose? It's absolutely loaded with sugar. I use Regucol from Holland and Barrett, it has good gut bacteria in it too. I have diverticular disease too, but this doesn't hurt it at all. Another thing I do is take magnesium citrate (good for stabilising blood sugar levels too) and 1,000 MCG of vit C, it helps relax the muscles in your anus and helps motility.
I used to be 8 stone 13 pounds, now after 20 years of untreated hypo I'm back up to 16 stones which is where I started since treatment. I've been using T3 for the last 6 months and I have gained so much. The last couple of months hydrocortisone too, so I do feel my weight is out of control