I have calcified nodules in my thyroid gland which appeared in my late 20's. I have a goitre. For many years I struggled to keep weight on. However, things have changed. I have put on nearly 3 stones, have gone from being keen and active and enthusiastic, keeping livestock, rearing my own meat milk eggs, growing fruit and veg; to being a slug. I have no enthusiasm, can barely motivate myself. Cannot concentrate on anything, I have the shakes, I am so HOT all the time. It's 6C outside, I have all doors and windows open, and sitting in a light summer dress with the desk fan blowing on me. I sleep only around 4 hours a night,(some nights I just sit and read until it's daylight again). I poop at least 6 times a day. My heart does this weird thing when I'm resting and races crazily.I have several more symptoms and have a 'hunch' that something is not right at all. Visits to the doc for the last 3 years have met with little interest, I get sent for various blood tests but he doesn't tell me what the tests are for or what the results are and if I ask he says "oh everything is fine" but it's NOT fine. I just 'know' my debility has got something to do with my thyroid. Call it instinct or whatever. So it looks like I am going to have to find a private company and pay to have it all checked out properly. Frankly, anyone past 50 with any kind of long term illness, especially if they are female, may as well get euthanased because you get no real health care at all and are regarded are worthless, useful and a hypochondriac.