My sister’s been telling me for ages that she thinks I’ve got “hypothyroidism”, based on my slow metabolism, aching muscles, and sensitivity to cold. I didn’t take her too seriously. (We joke that she’s the family hypochondriac.) I saw it mentioned in a Glitter thread yesterday though and it prompted me to do some research. Reading this list of symptoms was like reading a description of myself. Pain between the shoulders, difficulty losing weight, always feeling cold, recurrent seasonal allergies and sinusitis, feeling depressed… plus I’ve got a family history of thyroid problems. I found a recommended specialist and made an appointment to get tested. It’s weird; I’m both dreading and hoping for a positive diagnosis. At least it would explain a lot, you know? And maybe I could feel better.