Just an up date for the interested. Things have been steadily improving then a friend died and the stress of it all was pretty brutal and as a result of a wake, poor dietary choices it was a rapid down hill slide.
Called Roderick on skype (his preferred chat method) in a state of concern (read panic) as I noticed he was online... does the man never sleep, it was 3 am.
So in no uncertain terms he gave my a dressing down fit for a RSM. Followed by being very compassionate and humorous. Got me back on track, organised some blood tests. Tests returned within 48 hours (eat your heart out NHS), got me to do a few things discovered a low T3 (lower than before).
I am now back on track and realising that I have to stick to the rules, it was the pop tarts that did it honest!
Looking at it it all it was a fortunate reality check, as they say 'what works, works. so don't try and fix it'.
Lesson learnt is that this is a life option so behave!