Is it thyroid or menopause. I’m approaching 60. Since I was 50 I have jumped from a size 14 to 18. Struggled to lose weight. My late mother was the same until she was diagnosed age 83 with thyroid issues. Her weight and dress size dropped from 22 to size 16. It was lovely to see her have a waist again. I found out from her cousin she had thyroid problem and her daughters have. I use to have lovely nails but I have vertical lines and they split. My hair has thinned out enormously after hairdressers always commenting my hair was thick and a lot of it. My joints ache. Suffer sleep issues. I know my doctor will fob me off. Comtemplating getting a private test but half me thinks is just the menopause. Had a hysterectomy at the age of 41. Just need advice. Thank you.