Welcome to our motley group Liz!
Most of us do have problems with weight gain. Was gonna question the doc about that today (next time). The only answer seems to be a change in diet (yuk).
The eye problems can occur any time before, after, or without the onset of thyroid problems. Don’t worry about it but do have an ophthalmologist keep and “eye” on it.
See my last posting for some info on the achiness that we get.
Try to read as many of the posts as you can for info.
I’m in So. Cal.