Hypothyroidism

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

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

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.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people for hypothyroidism

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

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4721
Tried for
hypothyroidism (203)
Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
hypothyroidism (39)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
387
Tried for
hypothyroidism (36)

Data from patients with hypothyroidism, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Compare treatments taken by people with hypothyroidism

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

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypothyroidism (84 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain fatigue 27 more
Total evaluations
85
Tried for
hypothyroidism (203)
Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypothyroidism (29 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood cold sensation in feet 9 more
Total evaluations
29
Tried for
hypothyroidism (39)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypothyroidism (20 evaluations)
Side effects
hair loss anxious mood 7 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
hypothyroidism (36)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hypothyroidism, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Who has hypothyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 10 new patients joined this month
  • 1980 say hypothyroidism is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 15
20s 308
30s 1171
40s 2572
50s 3612
60s 2793
70+ 953
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 810
20-29 years 1382
30-39 years 1530
40-49 years 1122
50-59 years 494
60-69 years 109
70+ years 17

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 996
Female 10483

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7633
Not Diagnosed 88

These charts show data from hypothyroidism patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: