Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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What is Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is gradually destroyed by thyroid antibiodies. The cause of Hashimoto's thyroiditis is thought to be a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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 Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (9) fatigue (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
fatigue (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (4) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
2 more

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

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

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hashimoto's thyroiditis (23 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood dry mouth 12 more
Total evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood headaches 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for Hashimoto's thyroiditis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with disorientation flight of ideas 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (9) fatigue (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (8) anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
fatigue (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability ringing in ears (tinnitus) 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
depressed mood (4) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
generalized anxiety disorder
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
2 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 156
30s 456
40s 777
50s 923
60s 597
70+ 143
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 223
20-29 years 348
30-39 years 365
40-49 years 241
50-59 years 117
60-69 years 21
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 199
Female 2908

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1758
Not Diagnosed 29

These charts show data from Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients who have completed their condition history
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