Hypothyroidism

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What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. The reasons for hypothyroidism may include an underlying autoimmune disease, inflammation, imbalance of iodine levels, certain medications, surgical removal of the thyroid or radiation treatment.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hypothyroidism

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Hypothyroidism

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

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
472
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (472) Fatigue (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (87) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
Tried for
Pain (67)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
Anxious mood (58) Insomnia (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
Insomnia (42) Pain (42)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
Insomnia (56) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (53)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
Pain (50)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Depressed mood (37) Pain (6)
1 more

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

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

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (156 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 51 more
How many evaluations
160
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (472) Fatigue (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (46 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Hair loss 7 more
How many evaluations
47
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (87) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Tiredness 16 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Constipation 18 more
How many evaluations
30
Tried for
Pain (67)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 12 more
How many evaluations
47
Tried for
Anxious mood (58) Insomnia (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 27 more
How many evaluations
66
Tried for
Insomnia (42) Pain (42)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 16 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Insomnia (56) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations Diarrhea 4 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (53)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Constipation 18 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Pain (50)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 20 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Depressed mood (37) Pain (6)
1 more

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 24
20s 339
30s 933
40s 1,800
50s 1,989
60s 1,099
70+ 214

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 516
20-29 years 803
30-39 years 882
40-49 years 601
50-59 years 246
60-69 years 46
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,072
Not Diagnosed 83

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