I've just attended an assessment for a bus driving job and I'm pleased to say I passed the driving assessment stage however on going through the required medical, my blood pressure was sky high. Initially the doctor thought this was what they call 'white coat' effect and thought this would gradually return to a normal level after a couple more readings. Sadly this wasn't the case so I have been referred to my own GP for treatment and I need to obtain 3 separate 'normal' readings before I can progress my application. On asking my GP if my BP was high back in March this year ( the month I went re hypo symptoms) she advised is was just on the normal level prior to me taking any levothyroxine. I queried whether thyroxine could be the reason for the raised levels and she advised 'no, it doesn't raise your BP'. I would appreciate any opinions on this as I've been reading things to the contrary?
Thanks for any replies.