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
482
Tried for
hypothyroidism (482) Fatigue (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
94
Tried for
hypothyroidism (94) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Anxious mood (70) Insomnia (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Pain (59) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
Pain (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
Insomnia (55) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Insomnia (35) Pain (34)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Pain (51)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
hypothyroidism (48) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Depressed mood (45) Anxious mood (4)
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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypothyroidism (179 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Weight gain 51 more
Total evaluations
185
Tried for
hypothyroidism (482) Fatigue (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypothyroidism (58 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations Dry cough 6 more
Total evaluations
59
Tried for
hypothyroidism (94) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (53 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 13 more
Total evaluations
64
Tried for
Anxious mood (70) Insomnia (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 18 more
Total evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (59) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Drowsiness 18 more
Total evaluations
30
Tried for
Pain (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 16 more
Total evaluations
36
Tried for
Insomnia (55) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 18 more
Total evaluations
65
Tried for
Insomnia (35) Pain (34)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Drowsiness 15 more
Total evaluations
27
Tried for
Pain (51)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypothyroidism (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Diarrhea 5 more
Total evaluations
33
Tried for
hypothyroidism (48) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Itchy skin Weight gain 17 more
Total evaluations
37
Tried for
Depressed mood (45) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 24
20s 353
30s 997
40s 2,012
50s 2,304
60s 1,331
70+ 290
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 558
20-29 years 875
30-39 years 984
40-49 years 683
50-59 years 288
60-69 years 52
70+ years 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,477
Not Diagnosed 87

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