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Would you have Underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism) when you have Multiple sclerosis?

Summary: Underactive thyroid is found among people with Multiple sclerosis, especially people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Depression, and take medication Avonex.

We study 454 people who have Underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism) and Multiple sclerosis from FDA and social media. 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 279,326 patients) can be treated by Tysabri, Copaxone, Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron, Baclofen.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis reports

Underactive thyroid

Underactive thyroid (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 129,604 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, hypothyroidism, depression.

Trend of Underactive thyroid reports

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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    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
    Is it okay to take Co Enzyme Q10 with Lovothyroxine. Will it stop my Levothyroxine from working properly. I am also on Simvastaton. Would appreciate any advice on this.

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    I have had GA for 2 years now, however it has gotten progressively worse the past 6 months. It has now spread over 80% of my body. I am seeing an Endocrinologist next week as I believe my thyroid may play a big role in this. My Regular Dr. suggested I speak to Endocrinologist about a drug called Met ...

  • I have been on armour 8 days started at 1 grain after having been on 88 mcg synthroid.
    (Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, and takes Armour Thyroid)
    Was on 88mcg synthroid. Test was 4.75 tsh and low t3 3.3. Switched 8 days ago to 1 grain armour and now feel shaky. Pulse 90. Had diarrhea and vomiting last night at 1 in am. Is it working too fast? Felt good earlier in week and slept all night for first time in months.

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