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Review: could Multiple sclerosis cause Underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism)?

We study 203,354 people who have Multiple sclerosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 454 have Underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 279,998 patients) can be treated by Copaxone, Tysabri, Avonex, Rebif, Baclofen, Betaseron.

Underactive thyroid

Underactive thyroid (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 130,015 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, hypothyroidism, depression.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 203,354 people who have multiple sclerosis are studied. Among them, 454 (0.22%) have Underactive Thyroid.

Trend of Underactive thyroid in multiple sclerosis reports

Gender of people who have multiple sclerosis and experienced Underactive thyroid * :

FemaleMale
Underactive thyroid91.48%8.52%

Age of people who have multiple sclerosis and experienced Underactive thyroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Underactive thyroid0.00%0.00%0.00%2.34%17.30%30.81%32.97%16.76%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (24 people, 5.29%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (21 people, 4.63%)
  3. Hypertension (19 people, 4.19%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis relapse (16 people, 3.52%)
  5. Anxiety (16 people, 3.52%)
  6. Vertigo (13 people, 2.86%)
  7. Dizziness (13 people, 2.86%)
  8. Aphonia (12 people, 2.64%)
  9. Restless legs syndrome (12 people, 2.64%)
  10. Hemiparesis (12 people, 2.64%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Avonex (305 people, 67.18%)
  2. Rebif (127 people, 27.97%)
  3. Tysabri (123 people, 27.09%)
  4. Baclofen (59 people, 13.00%)
  5. Synthroid (50 people, 11.01%)
  6. Neurontin (47 people, 10.35%)
  7. Provigil (37 people, 8.15%)
  8. Zoloft (31 people, 6.83%)
  9. Betaseron (24 people, 5.29%)
  10. Ibuprofen (23 people, 5.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in Sept. 2012 after 6 yrs. of taking Tramadol 50mg. I had gotten it under control using Red Yeast Rice 200mg 3 times a day, Niacin, and Multi-vitamin with iodine. I was told to eat more fish and add iodized salt to my diet which I had done. Then after starting the Pantoprazole my thyroid test came back showing my TSH and T3 were abnormal again. My doctor had me stop the Pantoprazole. Now I'm starting to think that it's the Tramadol and that the Pantoprazole only made things worse for me. I'm looking into Iodine supplements now to help my thyroid.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I developed severe pain in both forearms while on Cipro. It was assumed to be tendonitis because it was a known side-effect of Cipro. I had outpatient hand therapy for months afterwords.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I need to find a medicine in replace of my metforminso it doesn't affect my thyroid.

    Reply

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