Graves' disease

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What is Graves' disease?

Graves disease is an autoimmune thyroid condition associated with hyperthyroidism. It may also be accompanied by goiter (swelling in the thyroid gland), exophthalmos (protrusion of one or both eyes), and/or skin disorders.

Common symptoms reported by people with Graves' disease

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Graves' disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tapazole)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Graves' disease (9)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Graves' disease (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Graves' disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Graves' disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Graves' disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tapazole)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dry skin itchy rash
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Graves' disease (9)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Graves' disease (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Graves' disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Graves' disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
agitation with irritability
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea shakiness 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 347 say Graves' disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 34
30s 124
40s 169
50s 189
60s 127
70+ 22
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 37
20-29 years 92
30-39 years 90
40-49 years 68
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 53
Female 626

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 408
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Graves' disease patients who have completed their condition history
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