LOW systolic, normal diastolic... how can that be?
Hi everyone! I really need to know at what level the systolic is TOO low. Lately, I have had what seem like really low systolic readings. Like 95/80...93/78...91/82.
I take the readings at least 5-10 minutes apart. Then after about an hour or so, the systolic goes normal, around 120/80.
Also, I sometimes have spikes just in the diastolic number. Like 121/90...124/94...117/96. These spikes don't last long.
All these BP readings are 'resting' rates, and seem to have no pattern. My doc thinks I may have a thyroid issue (test showed mild FTI elevation), and is referring me to an endocrinologist to find out for sure. My doc already knows about the spikes, but the systolic drops are something new. For some reason I have always thought the diastolic number was the 'important one' (until now).
Systolic drops and diastolic spikes... though never at the same time. I'm clueless. I know thyroid problems can cause some strange symptoms. I guess what I really wanted to know is .....at what point is systolic TOO low?
Any input anyone can give will be VERY appreciated!