Hyperthyroidism

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What is hyperthyroidism?

Overactivity of the thyroid gland resulting in overproduction of thyroid hormone and increased metabolic rate.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperthyroidism

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 hyperthyroidism

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

(Tapazole)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

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

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

(Tapazole)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea loss of sense of taste
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy inability to experience pleasure (anhedonia) 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation with irritability boredom 9 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
neuropathy in feet
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
urinary incontinence
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness headaches
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 53
30s 184
40s 334
50s 360
60s 238
70+ 58
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 67
20-29 years 140
30-39 years 162
40-49 years 164
50-59 years 92
60-69 years 19
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 136
Female 1103

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 986
Not Diagnosed 21

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