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Synthroid and high blood pressure
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Synthroid and high blood pressure

I am a 45-year female, 102 pounds, who is currently taking .88mcg of synthroid (past year). I exercise 6 days a week (run/aerobics) do not
eat red meat, and watch my diet. I recently had blood
pressure readings about 130/70, 145/73 at drug stores
and doctor appointments. This has happened within the
last few months. Could the hypothroidism be contributing
to the higher readings or could I be developing hypertension?
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May be developing hypertension.  Check thyroid labs as too much synthroid (or any cause of hyperthyroidism) can cause hypertension.
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If my Ft4 and Ft3 are not in the upper 1/3 of there ranges, I just do not feel well at all. High bloodpressure can be from untreated hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. The TSH is uselss IMO.
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