Hyperthyroidism

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What is hyperthyroidism?

Overactivity of the thyroid gland resulting in overproduction of thyroid hormone and increased metabolic rate.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperthyroidism

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 hyperthyroidism

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

(Tapazole)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)

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

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

(Tapazole)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Circulation problems Diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive impairment Kidney disease 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Apathy Drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Headaches
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach irritation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty with orgasm Muscle and joint pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 44
30s 113
40s 181
50s 168
60s 85
70+ 29
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 69
30-39 years 82
40-49 years 84
50-59 years 38
60-69 years 9
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 414
Not Diagnosed 20

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