Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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What is Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is gradually destroyed by thyroid antibiodies. The cause of Hashimoto's thyroiditis is thought to be a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
107
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (15) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
pain (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (7) fatigue (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (1)
2 more

Data from patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hashimoto's thyroiditis (52 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood headaches 28 more
Total evaluations
53
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood dizziness 8 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (15) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness drowsiness
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness and feeling faint sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for Hashimoto's thyroiditis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue headaches 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (7) fatigue (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (1)
2 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 149
30s 418
40s 718
50s 763
60s 467
70+ 75
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 216
20-29 years 332
30-39 years 351
40-49 years 226
50-59 years 112
60-69 years 19
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 154
Female 2477

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1669
Not Diagnosed 29

These charts show data from Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients who have completed their condition history
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