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
556
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (555) 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
68
Tried for
Depressed mood (56) Pain (12)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Pain (60) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (1)
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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)

(Armour Thyroid)
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
57
Tried for
Pain (39) Insomnia (38)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
57
Tried for
Anxious mood (51) Insomnia (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
Insomnia (51) Depressed mood (2)
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 (153 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 59 more
How many evaluations
157
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (556) Fatigue (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Fatigue 25 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Pain (76)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Weight gain 27 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Depressed mood (56) Pain (12)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Tiredness 16 more
How many evaluations
28
Tried for
Pain (60) Anxious mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 24 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (63) Anxious mood (1)
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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)

(Armour Thyroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypothyroidism (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry eyes Hair loss 7 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Hypothyroidism (62)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 23 more
How many evaluations
52
Tried for
Pain (39) Insomnia (38)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Drowsiness 11 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Anxious mood (51) Insomnia (10)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 14 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Insomnia (51) Depressed mood (2)
2 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 340
30s 822
40s 1,584
50s 1,701
60s 842
70+ 152

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 445
20-29 years 653
30-39 years 736
40-49 years 514
50-59 years 210
60-69 years 40
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,463
Not Diagnosed 74

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