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hypothyroid and high blood pressure

I am seeking some advice before I discuss with my Dr- I was originally treated for graves/hyper in 98 with rai and have been on synthroid since, couple yrs on armour also but that was a bit of a roller coaster for me. blood pressure has been 140/90 for few years but that recently went up and Doc started me on beta blocker(atenolol 50mg) been on it over 3 weeks and doesnt seem to be doing too much....im trying to confirm my suspicion...i did a cortisol saliva test few yrs back and had low morning cortisol and in general have symptoms of adrenal fatigue, now since beta blockers work by blocking some of these hormones, is this the right med to be on for blood pressure? HBP runs on both sides of my family so am accepting getting on meds but what would be best one for a hypothyroid with adrenal fatigue?? sorry about long question but any help very appreciated!  
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I can't answer your question but was dx with hyperthyroidism in 2009 then the endo dx me with sub clinical hyper.I started feeling better never went back for more tests now am suffering with High bp 138/104 suddenly over the past week usually my bp is normal or even low.Im 31 never had bp problems but noticed my hair starting to fall out again waiting on blood work Monday.

Was hyper,then hypo then sub clinical I'm so confused and just want to feel better .So fatigued,migrains,weight gain,high pulse ,Muscke aches/cramps ,RLS
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Hypothyroidism can cause blood pressure to rise, however, since atenolol is a beta blocker, it's normally used when heart rate is too high, or a person has palpitations, since it slows the heart rate.

Additionally, 50 mg is a pretty hefty dose.  At one point, I had rapid heart rate and palpitations and was put on atenolol, but it slowed my heart rate too much and I had to drop the dosage in 1/2.  I also take Benazipril for HBP, along with Lasix to reduce fluid retention.

You might want to ask your doctor if there might be something that will work better for you.

A cortisol saliva test done several years ago, would not be valid, at this point.  You'd have to do new adrenal tests in order to confirm that you actually have adrenal fatigue, which should usually be treated prior to treating a thyroid condition.
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