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back for thyroid check today. BLOOD PRESSURE HAS NORMALIZED!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Okay, here is the thing. I just couldn't figure out why being on thyroid has normalized my blood pressure so I went web searching on pubmed to find the answers. Well, it seems that when thyroid is low and metabolism is then low, blood pools centrally. This also explains feeling cold, dry skin, hair loss, etc., because these areas are not getting enough blood flow. When thyroid is back to normal then the blood is circulating back normally and one basically warms up all over-the blood in no longer pooled in the central area and so the pressure falls. Go figure. If I had known this years ago I might have insisted that my doc at least try medicating my borderline thyroid to see if my BP would also normalize.

Yes, I'm going to share this with my doc. You just never know what they do and don't know.


Looking forward to my results today.

Eating has been for the most part really healthy and controlled. I'm counting and watching and losing.
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    Oh my goodness . . . YES, it (the thyroid) has such a far reaching affect o the body! So glad to hear your blood pressure s normalizing. That's the main thing.

    1941 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    1941 days ago
    The thyroid is a tricky thing. My friend was put on meds and in the "normal range" but she still had all the symptoms. Her endocrinologist edged up the meds and voila! she feels so much better. Everyone is different. Glad to hear the meds have had such a positive effect on your BP.

    1941 days ago
    When you have your thyroid checked, you must have a complete panel. Most drs only

    check for T5 or 6, I think, emoticon

    but my endo told me 25 yrs ago to always run a complete panel.


    1941 days ago
    1941 days ago
    Trust me you can share with your doctor,but most likely they will not listen

    I talked until I was blue in the face that my thryoid was off,even though I had a normal TSH.. My doctors, including an endrocrinoloigst only tested TSH but never tested the other thryoid elements and when one finally listened and did, learned I had Hasimoto's thryoid Since then surgery, new meds every month and I feel like crap still.

    1941 days ago
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