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

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

(Tapazole)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (10)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (4)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Tapazole)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Circulation problems Diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (10)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Headaches
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) hyperthyroidism (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Withdrawal reaction
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach irritation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
  • 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 47
30s 100
40s 164
50s 146
60s 63
70+ 20
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 31
20-29 years 59
30-39 years 73
40-49 years 69
50-59 years 28
60-69 years 7
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

85% Female
15% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 355
Not Diagnosed 20

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