For about three years I have constantly grown tired and now besides being tired all the time, my hands are wrinkled, my fingernails have verticle ridges in them sort of like couderoury, and I have severe stomach bloating, and seem to be cold most of the time. It does not matter what I eat or drink or how much I eat or drink, it seems like after I swallow, it stops and hangs up in my sternum area and then pressures my diaphram and causes me to struggle to breathe, and my stomach is bloated 24/7 and I am at my wits end. I do not smoke or use alcohol in any form, and have checked my other meds for reactions, I have followed the diet for bloating prevention, I have given up drinking coffee and mile and soda, and nothing stops me from bloating up everytime I eat or drink anything. At night when I go to bed and lay on my right side I do not feel the bloating and have no trouble with normal breathing. I keep discussing this with my MD and he keeps sending me for the upper and lower GI and CT scans which has found nothing. After researching this problem on my own I am getting a strong hint that this could be a malfunctioning thyroid gland, and I need the experience of others who have gone thru this problem and have found the solution. The bloating is a miserable way to have to live day after day. I need your help.