Originally Posted by Justmarried0620
Anyway, my mom suggested that maybe I have a thyroid problem (apparently my maternal grandmother does as well). Does this sound like it could be a hypothyroid to any of you?
Yes, it definitely sounds like it to me. Get tested, but make sure your doctor knows what he's dealing with. It's not uncommon at all for MDs to tell you the symptoms are due to something else, just because they don't know how low thyroid function affects every bodily system as well as the brain. They often will tell you you're stressed, or not getting enough sleep, or just depressed. They'll send you off with a script for antidepressants and let it go at that, because they just don't have a clue. So... you have to "get a clue" before you even get to the MDs office, and don't take "no, I won't test" or "no, you have no thyroid problem" as an answer. It often takes more than one or two consultations before the disorder is diagnosed correctly.
Start reading the "Information Archive" sticky thread if you haven't yet. You'll find symptoms lists, hints for getting a diagnosis, and suggested books and websites for extra reading.
Let us know if you have more questions.