OH phoned me earlier sounding quite excited (that's another new development since getting a T3 prescription - the return of the ability to get excited!).
Her blood pressure was relentlessly high at the point when she went on sick leave back in March. Luckily even her endo could see that prescribing beta blockers to someone who was hypothyroid would be a really bad idea. But guess what? 2 months after starting T3 in addition to T4, her blood pressure is looking great. She's always had a diastolic pressure of at least 90 (having one kidney does that to you) but it was in excess of 100 for quite a while. When she had a synacthen test on Monday, they measured her BP as 138/90. She's taken a reading at home again today and it's 135/90.
Just goes to show, getting the right thyroid hormone treatment can make an enormous difference, even when your TSH is in that "normal" range doctors love to bang on about. Yes, her TSH was 2.4 at the point of starting T3 - but there's nothing normal about having a BP of 160/110 is there? And magically, on T3, her BP's down again. Coincidence? I think not.