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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tapazole)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4) hyperthyroidism (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lyrica)
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)

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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tapazole)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea loss of sense of taste
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (6)
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)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive impairment kidney disease 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4) hyperthyroidism (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness headaches
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (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)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4)
  • 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 59
30s 160
40s 296
50s 307
60s 192
70+ 45
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 59
20-29 years 127
30-39 years 152
40-49 years 145
50-59 years 86
60-69 years 18
70+ years 5

Sex

Distribution of sex

89% Female
11% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 722
Not Diagnosed 38

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