it is extra hard for men to get the doctor the disease. is rare in men. my dad had it till it had him and now i have it. the sickness moves at will. the body at war with it self. finding a real doctor if you can thin let me know.lazylegs;490203 said:Hi Susan,
Welcome to the site.
Has your brother had any testing done for his thyroid? When mine was overactive I had very similar symptoms.
As Katherine said getting a diagnosis can take some time. Sometimes not enough critieria develop to distinguish one disease from another. So many of them share symptoms that you may be lead down many paths before finding the right one.