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Signs Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

Davenport, T. (2021, November 22). Signs Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working. Health Central. https://www.healthcentral.com/article/signs-thyroid-medication-is-too-low?ic=6060

Maybe you’ve been feeling sluggish lately. Things you normally do without thinking, like washing dishes and walking the dog, suddenly feel like massive efforts. Or maybe the numbers on the scale are creeping up, despite the fact absolutely nothing has changed in your diet or routine. It’s possible this is not the first time you’ve had these symptoms, especially if you are taking medication for thyroid disease. Here are some signs your thyroid medication might not be working.

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