I have a family history of thyroid, all the women on my mothers fathers side of the family including my mother have thyroid, mainly over active including my mother. My mother has always suspected that I have under active thyroid, I have most if not all of the symptoms associated with under active thyroid and have done for well over a decade, more recently I've started to get pins and needles/pain in my hands and fingers. I have a very stressful life due to a disabled young adult and every time I bring it up with the doctor she feel although my concerns and symptoms have merit my last 2 tests for thyroid have come back fine. I am now 37 my mother found out when she was in her early 30's am I just trying to give myself an answer for symptoms that could be associated with being over weight and stressed? Opinions gratefully received.