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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Hypothyroidism

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

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
602
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (600) Fatigue (7)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
Pain (82)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Pain (68) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (62)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
57
Tried for
Pain (37) Insomnia (36)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
55
Tried for
Anxious mood (50) Insomnia (9)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Insomnia (48) Depressed mood (4)
2 more

Data from patients with Hypothyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hypothyroidism

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

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (150 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 59 more
How many evaluations
155
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (600) Fatigue (7)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (41 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Constipation 26 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (82)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (46 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 30 more
How many evaluations
63
Tried for
Depressed mood (59) Pain (12)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations Diarrhea 6 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 23 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (68) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 16 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry eyes Heart rate increased 4 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (62)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 22 more
How many evaluations
47
Tried for
Pain (37) Insomnia (36)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 11 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Anxious mood (50) Insomnia (9)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 14 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Insomnia (48) Depressed mood (4)
2 more

Data from patients with Hypothyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Hypothyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 27
20s 338
30s 802
40s 1,529
50s 1,644
60s 741
70+ 131

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 424
20-29 years 623
30-39 years 699
40-49 years 481
50-59 years 201
60-69 years 34
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,295
Not Diagnosed 66

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