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Blood Pressure Problems on T4 for 27 years
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Blood Pressure Problems on T4 for 27 years

I am 60 & have been on levothyroxine for 27 years generally without obvious problems until recently. However I have suffered from hypertension for the last 15 years at least and I am starting to wonder if this may be linked. My recent reason for particular concern is the level & number of bp medications I take and difficulty to control. My bp averages about 175/112 now with resting heart rate just under 60 (for me that suggests slight hypo I am not that fit BMI 28).

Two years back I had my dose of levothyroxine increased to 250 mcg because my TSH had shot right up & I was suffering from muscle aches. As I am close to max on my bp medications I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts/suggestions. Have asked my GP for new blood tests (TSH, T4 & T3) being the UK NHS he thinks they may refuse to do the free T3 test. Will be asking for a referral to an endocrinologist when results come through.

I am wondering if I might be put on T3 as well. Also can anyone recommend an endocrinologist? I live in Hereford but would travel to Birmingham or London.

Thanks,

Peter
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I have the names of three doctors recommended by UK members in the London area.  Sending PM with info.  Just click on your name and then click on messages.
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