I deliberately withheld myself from giving "unsolicited advice" as much of my advice is considered "outside the norm".
One of my friends asked me, "what would you recommend..."
I said "She doesn't need any of her meds.."
Friend asked.. "So what should she do? Treatment?"
I said "Diet and exercise".
Friend says "We all know that!"
I just kept my mouth shut but in reality I wanted to say "Yes, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW!"
Quick solution: (please google yourselves)
Diet: Ketogenic Diets. Atkin's included. For the first 2 months.
Exercise: EDT, 5x5 and other weightlifting and powerlifting programs.
Moral of the story.
Many people are still blind about diet and exercise. Even doctors can be horribly ignorant about these. Unfortunately they are recognized as authorities and people rely on their opinions.
The best doctors can tell you is to "take your meds, reduce intake, walk at least 30 minutes and go to the gym..."
Meds? Unnecessary. Exercise alone can fix this.
Reduce intake? Useless in the long term. Body adapts.
Walk 30 minutes? Just one step above next to useless. Run up the stairs or do TABATA (see 1st article).
Go to the gym? What do people do when they get there?
Unfortunately, only the more holistic medical practitioner can answer these questions. I can count on 2 fingers the number of doctors who know the term Escalating Density Training, 5 by 5 (5x5), German Volume Training, etc.