Realise that this has probably been discussed before but am new to the site.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism April 2010 despite listing symptoms to GP on a number of occasions and was only tested because I asked GP to do so (my sister told me to). The year before that I was sent by GP to see a consultant rheumatologist who diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. 12 years ago I lost sight in one eye due to a condition called PIC which is now believed to be an autoimmune disease.
There is a history of thyroid problems in my family (2 sisters, 2 brothers, maternal uncle, maternal grandmother), and also lupus (sister) and rheumatoid arthritis (mother).