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, Prednisone
Vitamin E, Coconut oil, Omega 3 Fish Oil
Heating Pad-Hot Packs, Levothyroxine, Heating Blanket
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)

327

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

31

(Thybon, Triiodothyronine, Liothyron)

14
11

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

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?

  • 4,739 patients have this condition
  • 39 new patients joined this month
  • 713 say Hypothyroidism is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 35
20s 305
30s 751
40s 1,305
50s 1,393
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 358
20-29 years 525
30-39 years 575
40-49 years 401
50-59 years 154
60-69 years 26
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,739
Not Diagnosed 58

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