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

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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
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(ERFA Thyroid, Eltroxin, Euthyrox) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
622
How many evaluations
154
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
How many evaluations
44
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel, Liothyron, Thybon) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
How many evaluations
31
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
How many evaluations
60
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid, Bio-Throid, Tiratricol) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
59
How many evaluations
36
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
57
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
How many evaluations
23
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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)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(ERFA Thyroid, Eltroxin, Euthyrox) 13 more
How many have tried
622
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 56 more
How many evaluations
154
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
87
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Itching Drowsiness 28 more
How many evaluations
44
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel, Liothyron, Thybon) 1 more
How many have tried
78
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Heart palpitations Diarrhea 9 more
How many evaluations
31
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
71
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 30 more
How many evaluations
60
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
71
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 18 more
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
70
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 23 more
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid, Bio-Throid, Tiratricol) 1 more
How many have tried
61
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry eyes Heart rate increased 4 more
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
59
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Grogginess 13 more
How many evaluations
36
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
57
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 21 more
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
51
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 13 more
How many evaluations
23
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Data from patients with Hypothyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypothyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 28
20s 330
30s 786
40s 1,489
50s 1,587
60s 710
70+ 123

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 406
20-29 years 608
30-39 years 674
40-49 years 465
50-59 years 194
60-69 years 33
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,185
Not Diagnosed 63

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