WOW trapper/kcmo!! That is a great story! I have hypothyroidism too and have been trying for years to fix it. I dumped my meds ages ago, because all they did was make my heart palpitate, they only worked when I was on a cooked yucky diet, but not on raw.
May I ask when you say you had edema in your legs, what did it look like? If you don't mind I would love to know, and especially if it has totally gone now! I'm not skinny, but I am just slightly overweight visually, not on the scales, and my thighs are covered in cellulite and all jiggly, I hate it!! I hope you are female I hate to tell this sob story to a guy!! heheh... oh well!
One more question. Did you have keratosis pilaris? Little tiny bumps and dry skin on upper arms and sometimes other places, it is a low thyroid thing, I have it and sunshine seems to be the only thing that helps it, but you need to get so much to make a difference!!