Since I started to see an Endo last year and receive steadily increasing doses of
synthroid my blood pressure has steadily gone up. It started at 128/80 ..then went to 138/80 ..then went to 140/82 and now today it was 150/89!! All of these increases have coincided with stronger doses of synthroid each time. They are trying to get my TSH at a good level and the TSH has been getting better with the stronger doses of synthroid but why is my blood pressure going up?? I admit I am "way" overly anxious in the doctor's office and I worry that my blood pressure will be high and it almost is a self-fulfilling prophecy!
but could it be caused by the synthroid. By the way, my TSH is still at a 6 so the doctor thinks the underactive thyroid could be causing the high blood pressure. I just feel too young to have blood pressure that high! I am in my late 30's!
I wonder though if it is anxiety or could the synthroid be causing it?/
Anyone have any input or similar experiences ? i would appreciate it!!