I posted recently and got some really good advice - all of which I am motivated to act on. I have been reading some past posts by others and in one post it mentioned "looking hypothyroid". I know age is a big factor and I am about to hit 50 but as I posted I had my dose reduced 12 months ago and replies to my post suggest my treatment is low and my doctor is not in agreeance. However, I feel my facial features have changed over the 12 months beyond what one would expect with ageing. I have permanent black bags under my eyes, my skin is flakey and dry despite putting emollient on regularly and my face looks puffy (although I have gained 2 stones in this time too). my question is - should I accept this as ageing or will an increased dose make any difference and I can show these physical signs to my GP as well as asking him to re-do my bloods in an effort to convince him to increase the dose or will he just dismiss this as bonkers and an excuse to fob me off again ?