My mother's symptoms: Always cold, pale dry skin and hair, hoarse voice, extremely drooping eyelids, tired all the time etc. She had numerous TFT's that all returned normal, which confused and worried her GP. In the end she was prescribed first Drinamyl then Dexedrine, which addressed the tiredness and potential weight gain and not much else.
Since my mid 50's I've begun to experience increasingly similar symptoms. Outer 3rd of eyebrows gone and the rest thin and sparse, very pale and puffy face that a doctor once suggested looked myxoedemic, weight gain that is extremely resistant to diet and exercise. drooping eyelids that have been surgically reduced and returned, and most importantly I've slowed down almost to a stop - and it really worries me. I'm also far less alert and sharp than I was, with a muddly sort of head.
However, I am not excessively cold, and my TFT returned as normal. Do you think its possible/more likely that both my mother and I have both suffered from something else?