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
466
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (466) Fatigue (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
84
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (84) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Anxious mood (68) Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (4)
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)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
Insomnia (54) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
55
Tried for
Insomnia (38) Pain (36)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Pain (52)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (43) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Depressed mood (41) Anxious mood (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 (176 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 48 more
How many evaluations
180
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (466) Fatigue (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Hair loss 6 more
How many evaluations
51
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (84) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (47 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 12 more
How many evaluations
56
Tried for
Anxious mood (68) Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Tiredness 18 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Fatigue 19 more
How many evaluations
33
Tried for
Pain (67)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 14 more
How many evaluations
33
Tried for
Insomnia (54) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 19 more
How many evaluations
61
Tried for
Insomnia (38) Pain (36)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Drowsiness 18 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Pain (52)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Heart palpitations 5 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (43) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Itchy skin 12 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Depressed mood (41) Anxious mood (6)
1 more

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 25
20s 339
30s 967
40s 1,900
50s 2,137
60s 1,208
70+ 259

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 542
20-29 years 845
30-39 years 924
40-49 years 637
50-59 years 264
60-69 years 49
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,288
Not Diagnosed 86

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