The long-term effects of taking thyroid medication. Are there any side effects?
Hello, I am 47 years old and suffering from thyroid. I am taking Levothyroxine 50 mcg for the past 2 years. It is important to take levothyroxine as it can treat hypothyroidism, if not treated it can cause conditions like heart problems, fertility issues, and goiters. Please let me know in the comments what are the long-term effects of taking levothyroxine or any other thyroid medication? Are there any side effects of these medicines?
@teal Levothyroxine can cause a variety of side effects — some are common, others severe. Here are some of the side effects caused by levothyroxine- Weight gain, Weight loss, Headache, Changes in appetite, Fever, Excessive sweating, Menstrual changes, Sensitivity to heat, Hair loss, Leg cramps, and some severe side- effects are Shortness of breath, Irregular heartbeat, Hives, and Severe fatigue. The long-term effects of thyroid medication include weight fluctuations, sensitivity to heat, joint pain, changes to your menstrual cycle, and possibly even autoimmune dysfunction. Thanks!