Graves' disease

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What is Graves' disease?

Graves disease is an autoimmune thyroid condition associated with hyperthyroidism. It may also be accompanied by goiter (swelling in the thyroid gland), exophthalmos (protrusion of one or both eyes), and/or skin disorders.

Common symptoms reported by people with Graves' disease

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 Graves' disease

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

(Tapazole)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Graves' disease (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Graves' disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Tapazole)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (6 evaluations)
Side effects
hair loss itchy rash 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Graves' disease (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Graves' disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drug ineffective grogginess in morning 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog hypomania 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 31
30s 102
40s 140
50s 164
60s 89
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 36
20-29 years 88
30-39 years 86
40-49 years 63
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 43
Female 511

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 387
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Graves' disease patients who have completed their condition history
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