I wonder if anyone out there has Hashimoto's and high blood pressure. I recently had a NHS health check and I had high blood pressure 158/83 (my blood pressure previously has always been normal or low). Went to Drs yesterday to get it checked at their request. It's still high 150/80. He did another check to be sure, which was higher (to be expected as I was telling him about the poor treatment that I have received from my endo and his secretary - they keep cancelling appointments and don't reply to voicemail messages), hence the reason it went higher. He has referred me for 24 hour blood pressure check. Which has now got me worried.
I really don't want to have to go onto blood pressure meds along with everything else. I'm taking NDT 2 grains and LDN 3mls - can go up to 4.5mls but am worried about running out before my next prescription (although I've paid for 3 months I'm only receiving the meds once a month) , but not really feeling any benefits. I have been working with a functional health practitioner to try to get all vits balanced, but it's very slow progress.
Just wondered if increasing my meds from 2 grains of Thiroyd and 3mls of LDN would help. My TPA antibodies have doubled from 198.8 in July when I was on 2.5 grains to 609 in October when also on 2.5 grains and I'm not seeing any improvement in my symptoms of extreme tiredness and weight issues, although my eye problems have much improved since adding Omega 7s to my regime. I reduced to 2 grains in November following my last blood test as my FT3 went too high 18.1 (range 2.8 - 6.5). Would adding in a small amount of levo help? My TSH is 0 as I have hypopituitarism too.
I am really struggling with trying to go gluten free - I've never really eaten much in the way of baked goods, breads, pasta anyway, but I'm finding it in almost everything that we eat and I'm struggling with this.
Any help with lowering blood pressure would be really appreciated.