Hi guys and gals,
Nothing to do with AF (yet !) but given the oft post on here about Thyroid and AF thought I'd toss this hand grenade into the battlefield. Went for my 2 year Optometrists check on 14 Jan 2015, he declined to prescribe new glasses as he claimed to have picked up three things from my eyes. 1) a heart issue, 2) a diabetes issue and 3) a blood pressure issue. He wrote to my GP recommending all this be checked out. Well 1) is my AF and told him it was being treated with meds and diet - no sweat. GP arranged for a series of blood tests, my normal annual blood tests to check kidney,/liver/thyroid but also HbA1c blood test for diabetes and that came back clear - well, actually I scored 39 (42 and above is pre diabetes and 48 and above is type 2 diabetes). So GP recommended going added sugar free, look at carbohydrates etc and getting more exercise as I was not diabetic but was certainly at the high end of the normal range. Next test in 6 months. Re blood pressure, bit more interesting ... normally I'm pretty steady at 127/75 but between 14 and 18 Jan BP went haywire, totally erratic, all over the place and has now settled back down to around 128/80. GP fitted me with a 24 hr BP monitor on 19 Feb which also behaved erratically and during the night kept me awake with bloody error messages on and off all night. Get the 24 hr monitor results late this week.
But interestingly whilst thyroid was normal and is usually included in the annual tests, my next thyroid test will be every 3 months.
I toss this in just as an interest item but if anyone wants to comment feel free. Nothing conclusive so far so I can't do anything .... next large glass of red please