Side effects of taking unnecessary thyroid medication?
I have been taking 30 mg Armour Thyroid for subclinical hypothyroidism. My TSH was 4.7, my T3 was 209 and my T4 was 1.1. Since taking the medication my TSH is now 4.3, my T3 is lower 192 and my T4 is now 1. I now have symptoms I never had before taking the medication (flaky nails, hair loss and my heart beating loudly at night-I know these are hypo symptoms but I didnt have them before the medication) and have been gaining weight. I have gained 9 pounds since starting the medication. Im wondering if I should even be taking the meds since I feel worse since starting them. Is weight gain a side effect of taking unnecessary thyroid medication?