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
9
Tried for
Graves' disease (9)
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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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
weight gain hair loss 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Graves' disease (9)
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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Graves' disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Graves' disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
relaxation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Graves' disease (2)
  • 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 35
30s 91
40s 131
50s 151
60s 79
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 34
20-29 years 82
30-39 years 81
40-49 years 63
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

93% Female
7% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 361
Not Diagnosed 5

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