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Re: Could this be a thyroid problem rather than high blood pressure?

Re: Could this be a thyroid problem rather than high blood pressure?

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Posted by IGS on October 27, 2000 at 10:12:46:

In Reply to: Could this be a thyroid problem rather than high blood pressure? posted by Andrea on October 25, 2000 at 01:53:47:

: Approximately 18 mos. ago I went to my internist for my yearly checkup and my blood pressure was quiet elevated. All my life my bp has been on the low side so needless to say I was very concerned.I have been under much stress the past several years caring for my elderly mother who suffers from dementia. I attributed the hbp problem to stress. My dr. sent me to the lab for a thyroid test which came back normal. It was a simple blood test so I don't know how accurate it was. My hbp problems continued so he prescribed Norvasc. It lowered my bp some but it's not back to normal for me. Some of my symptoms are extreme fatigue, weight gain, heart palpatations(waking me at night like my heart is pounding out of my chest), fluid retention, and onycholysis (yellowing of the fingernails and my nails are lifting from the bed). My dermatologist can find no reason for that. Multiple tests have shown no fungus. He prescribed various medications but nothing has gotten rid of it yet.Have any of you had similar problems and found it to by your thyroid? I don't know if thyroid problems are hereditary, but my mother and most of her family has it and have been on medication for years. I am at a loss as where to turn to. Any suggestions will be sincerely appreciated.

reply-Don't know about the other issues but here is some blood pressure input.

I too had a sudden surge of high blood pressure-- also had known nodules in my thyroid. My Endo. was concerned about cancer so we decided to remove the thyroid. I had tried various blood pressure medicines to no avail. They all made me terribly sleepy and even the smallest amount lowered my blood pressure to a very very low number. After the thyroid was removed the blood pressure began behaving. No huge surges. However, I now have a problem with the thyroid medicines. The synthroid types do not work. Am trying Armour, which is much better, but now have a stiff muscle problem which I have never heard mentioned before. IS

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