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LOW BLOOD PRESSURE WHILE TAKING SYNTHROID
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LOW BLOOD PRESSURE WHILE TAKING SYNTHROID


Posted by Amy on June 15, 1999 at 10:14:31
I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and have been taking synthroid for the last seven months now.  Since this time my blood pressure has dropped to 90 over 66, where as before it was 110 over 88.  I also have had  many panic attacks while taking this medicine, are there alternative medications I can take for this disease??? And should I be real concerned about my bp dropping as much as it has???? Also, are the panic attacks a signal that something is wrong??? Please help ...

Posted by CCF CARDIO MD on June 15, 1999 at 16:32:12
Dear Amy,
It is difficult to say whether your sunthroid is causing any of these symptoms. It is important to rule out hypo or hyper thyroidism by seeing your local physician and having your thyroid function monitored until you acheive a euthyroid or normal thyroid state.  
I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back.
Information provided here is for general purposes only. Specific questions should be addressed to your own doctor. If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.ccf.org/heartcenter. The Heart Center website contains a directory of the cardiology staff that can be used to select the physician best suited to address your cardiac problem.



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