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
535
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (534) Fatigue (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
Pain (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Pain (61) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (64) Lethargy (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
Tried for
Anxious mood (56) Insomnia (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
59
Tried for
Pain (58) Anxious mood (1)
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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)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
57
Tried for
Pain (39) Insomnia (38)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
57
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (57)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
Depressed mood (42) Pain (7)
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 (157 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Fatigue 59 more
How many evaluations
162
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (534) Fatigue (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Fatigue 25 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Tiredness 15 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Pain (61) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Dry eyes 9 more
How many evaluations
30
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (64) Lethargy (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Grogginess 12 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Anxious mood (56) Insomnia (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 24 more
How many evaluations
30
Tried for
Pain (58) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 16 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Insomnia (56) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 23 more
How many evaluations
53
Tried for
Pain (39) Insomnia (38)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations Diarrhea 6 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (57)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Dry mouth 21 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Depressed mood (42) Pain (7)
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 356
30s 884
40s 1,701
50s 1,823
60s 946
70+ 176

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 483
20-29 years 740
30-39 years 812
40-49 years 559
50-59 years 228
60-69 years 44
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,779
Not Diagnosed 83

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