Diagnosed two years ago with under-active thyroid after a hellish year of infections, losing most of my hair, weight gain and various other 'mysterious' symptoms that, according to my doctor, was typical 'menopausal' - strange that - as I had a full hysterectomy including ovaries 22 years ago with immediate surgical menopause... anyway - she knew better it seems. Until my eyebrows disappeared and eyelashes dropped out and I had a meltdown in her office - FINALLY a blood test. Guess what... could have saved the NHS a shed load of money if only this test had been done in the first place. Two years on and I'm now told joint/back pain which is constant - further weight gain - anxiety - brain fog/memory problems - mood swings - ALL IN MY HEAD - here is a leaflet on depression.... and a remark in passing about not being able to up the dose of Thyroxine as 'it will just make you lose more hair'. In the meantime I have had to change job and go part-time as couldn't cope in a fast paced environment. I still can't cope but am forced to work for financial reasons. Thank you NHS for all the 48 years I have worked and contributed to your Christmas Club with no return!