Thanks for your kind response. I'm so sorry you've had to go through this too and you are right, most people lose weight. I struggle to keep from gaining enormous amounts. Even when I'm on a very stringent candida diet, I almost never lose any weight and any I do takes forever to come off. Go figure. But like you said, I'm sure hormones play in here significantly. I know I am probably hypo, according to my ND.
My husband really is a gem and I feel honored to be his wife. I just think if he took the time to read up and learn a bit more about the conditions I have, he may understand a bit more what I go through on a daily and nightly basis. I'm not lazy or a hypochondriac and have no desire to have this. I just don't want to be treated like I am just being lazy and am trying to get out of things or like I am doing this for attention. Several years back, one of my mom's supposedly best friends was surprised when my mom told her my lyme tests came back positive. She told my mom she always thought I was faking it because I wanted attention. Wow, really?! How ignorant and hurtful people can be.