Hypothyroidism

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What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. The reasons for hypothyroidism may include an underlying autoimmune disease, inflammation, imbalance of iodine levels, certain medications, surgical removal of the thyroid or radiation treatment.

What is it like to have Hypothyroidism?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Hypothyroidism and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(ERFA Thyroid, Eltroxin, Euthyrox) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
616
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (614) Fatigue (8)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
Tried for
Pain (87)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel, Liothyron, Thybon) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (75)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Depressed mood (59) Pain (12)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Pain (69) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Pain (64) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid, Bio-Throid, Tiratricol) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (62)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
59
Tried for
Anxious mood (53) Insomnia (11)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
Insomnia (35) Pain (35)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
Insomnia (49) Depressed mood (4)
2 more

Data from patients with Hypothyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Hypothyroidism

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(ERFA Thyroid, Eltroxin, Euthyrox) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (152 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 58 more
How many evaluations
158
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (614) Fatigue (8)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Drowsiness 28 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Pain (87)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel, Liothyron, Thybon) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations Diarrhea 9 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (75)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 30 more
How many evaluations
61
Tried for
Depressed mood (59) Pain (12)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 23 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (69) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 16 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (64) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid, Bio-Throid, Tiratricol) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry eyes Heart rate increased 4 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (62)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 11 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Anxious mood (53) Insomnia (11)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 21 more
How many evaluations
48
Tried for
Insomnia (35) Pain (35)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 13 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Insomnia (49) Depressed mood (4)
2 more

Data from patients with Hypothyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypothyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 27
20s 332
30s 794
40s 1,499
50s 1,610
60s 719
70+ 124

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 412
20-29 years 614
30-39 years 679
40-49 years 469
50-59 years 196
60-69 years 34
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,219
Not Diagnosed 64

These charts show data from Hypothyroidism patients who have completed their condition history
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