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
96
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (8) fatigue (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (5) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)

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 (39 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood headaches 18 more
Total evaluations
40
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood drowsiness 5 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (9) 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
6
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (8) fatigue (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision difficulty urinating (dysuria) 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (6)
  • 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 12
20s 158
30s 439
40s 779
50s 841
60s 528
70+ 106
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 221
20-29 years 346
30-39 years 358
40-49 years 235
50-59 years 111
60-69 years 20
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 182
Female 2723

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1721
Not Diagnosed 28

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