I was diagnosed as hypothyroid a few months after having my daughter in June 2002. I didnt finally get treatment until May 2003. I have been on Synthroid ever since and I have my ups & downs. I have not been the same since having my daughter and I fear I never will be again. I have also developed along with this, digestive problems and GERD to the point that its difficult for me to breath. I always have a full feeling & gnawing, tightness in chest & throat. I am getting an endoscopy in two weeks to confirm what is wrong and I will be some what relieved. I do agree that the thyroid affects alot of functions in the body. My mom & aunt also have thryoid problems.