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

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 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
550
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (549) Fatigue (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
Tried for
Pain (76)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
Tried for
Depressed mood (56) Pain (11)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Pain (61) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
Pain (62) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (62)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
Insomnia (37) Pain (37)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
55
Tried for
Anxious mood (49) Insomnia (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
54
Tried for
Insomnia (51) Depressed mood (3)
2 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 (148 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 58 more
How many evaluations
152
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (549) Fatigue (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Fatigue 23 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Pain (76)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Weight gain 27 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Depressed mood (56) Pain (11)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Tiredness 15 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Pain (61) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 22 more
How many evaluations
34
Tried for
Pain (62) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry eyes Hair loss 7 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations Diarrhea 6 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (62)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 22 more
How many evaluations
49
Tried for
Insomnia (37) Pain (37)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 11 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Anxious mood (49) Insomnia (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 15 more
How many evaluations
28
Tried for
Insomnia (51) Depressed mood (3)
2 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 25
20s 338
30s 810
40s 1,566
50s 1,680
60s 815
70+ 146

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 438
20-29 years 640
30-39 years 724
40-49 years 506
50-59 years 207
60-69 years 38
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,409
Not Diagnosed 72

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