My Friend, has been suffering now for years but in the last 18 months its been really bad, it all started when she tried to use the contraceptive pill her hormones went haywire and she hasn't recovered since. Because of this we were convinced of some kind of hormonal imbalance, I trawled the net for answers and came up with diet changes etc. She visited the doctor and they tested her thyroid which apparently came back normal so I never looked into it further. Today I have had to sit with her because she is so distressed and upset, she cant work, she can barely leave the house, shes so depressed and I worry so much about her now. I decided again today to google her symptoms and came across the Thyroid UK site and it seems to me she may have hyper. She has severe night sweats and says she feels like theres no liquid left in her when she wakes in the morning, she is suffering severe anxiety has lost a lot of weight despite having a very big appetite, shes shaky and nervous and at the moment constantly crying, she has mood swings and loses her temper easily. She has diarrhoea almost every day and has to go to the toilet frequently, her periods are always irregular and tends to suffer more around the time she is due to have her period. Shes always tired yet can be hyperactive and very talkative and has also complained of feeling achy all over, she struggles to get out of bed she feels so exhausted. I don't have her previous test results (I know her iron is low) but we are due to go to the doctors on Friday and I plan to ask for her other results so we can post them on here. Im there to fight her corner as she feels like shes bullied into trying other meds (anti-depressants) and they refuse to let her see a specialist but I am ready to demand that. I just want to go with her Friday armed with everything I can so any advice you can give would be great, I have already written down her symptoms and the tests we want done and that we want to see an Endo (there seem a lot in b'ham) I am really glad this forum is here and I can show her she isn't alone, I think it will help.