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
461
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (461) Fatigue (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (87) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Pain (64) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
Anxious mood (60) Insomnia (9)
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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)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
Pain (40) Insomnia (39)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Pain (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Depressed mood (42) Anxious mood (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 (160 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Fatigue 49 more
How many evaluations
164
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (461) Fatigue (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (46 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Hair loss 6 more
How many evaluations
47
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (87) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Tiredness 16 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Pain (64) Anxious mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 12 more
How many evaluations
50
Tried for
Anxious mood (60) Insomnia (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Fatigue 18 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Pain (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 25 more
How many evaluations
64
Tried for
Pain (40) Insomnia (39)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 14 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Insomnia (54) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Drowsiness 17 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Pain (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytomel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Heart palpitations 6 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Itchy skin 11 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Depressed mood (42) Anxious mood (7)
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 334
30s 943
40s 1,816
50s 2,031
60s 1,138
70+ 227

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 525
20-29 years 809
30-39 years 889
40-49 years 610
50-59 years 252
60-69 years 46
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,120
Not Diagnosed 83

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