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
Modafinil, Rest, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Gabapentin
Amitriptyline, Zolpidem, Trazodone
Duloxetine, Bupropion, Citalopram
Levothyroxine, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
Coconut oil, Vitamin E, Body Lotion
Heating Pad-Hot Packs, Heating Blanket, Levothyroxine
Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Alprazolam

What do patients take to treat Hypothyroidism and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Thyronorm, Unithroid, Levothroid, Levoxyl)

328

(Bio-Throid, Tiratricol, Armour Thyroid, Westhroid)

31

(Thybon, Triiodothyronine, Liothyron)

14

(Nature-Throid, Thyroid-S, NP Thyroid)

12
11

These charts show data from Hypothyroidism patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypothyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 4,746 patients have this condition
  • 39 new patients joined this month
  • 716 say Hypothyroidism is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 35
20s 306
30s 752
40s 1,307
50s 1,396
60s 556
70+ 93

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 360
20-29 years 526
30-39 years 577
40-49 years 400
50-59 years 154
60-69 years 26
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,744
Not Diagnosed 58

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