Thanks for sharing your story and to all of you that have replied. I have been having similar issues and have felt for years it is related to my Thyroid. Then after I had a child I developed several cysts around my thyroid. I am told this is not causing any issues they are not growing and my blood work is not showing anything wrong. Early on (prior to having my child and after) they wanted to diagnose me with depression. I really didn't feel this was the issue but tried this route for a while with no resolution. I kept gaining wait and now they seem to only focus on my weight issue. I even saw in my doctor notes that I seem to have an issue controlling my food intake even though I told them repeatedly I eat a normal diet and sometimes less than my child. I even charted what I eat on several occasions to prove to them my diet is not so bad as to warrant all this weight gain. My hair is now so thin, that my pony tail is close to the size of a new born babies with some hair (not the babies with a full head of hair). Now I have family members (aunts & cousins) getting diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and after treatment feel much better. I have shared this with my doctors but they still do not feel like I have a thyroid issue just a lack of exercise and need to go on a diet or they want to treat me for depression. I hope to find the right terms to use when speaking to my physicians to convince them to dig deeper and take a closer look.