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Does anyone have low blood pressure with hypo?


I know high bp is a hypo symptom, but I am hypo and bp is consistently low. This morning 90/66. Pulse 68.

Just wondering if anyone can relate? Another symptom that will rectify once optimally medicated?!

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Low blood pressure is the classic, text book hypo symptom. I was once told by a doctor that I cannot possibly be hypo because my blood pressure was high, and hypos have low blood pressure! Never mind my TSH of over 10, I was hyper because my blood pressure was high. lol

So, in answer to your question : yes, lots of hypos have low blood pressure. But, lots of hypos also have high blood pressure. And lots of hypos also have normal blood pressure. The point doctors miss is that there are over 300 known hypo symptoms, but you don't have to have all of them to qualify. :)

in reply to greygoose

Thank you gg. Today I have been having dizziness which I have never had before and bp especially low. Thank you as always for your comments xx

in reply to Dee8686

You're welcome. :) Hope it improves soon.

Hi don't often write on here as computers totally drain me and make my brain fog worse but I have been following ur posts. My bp and pulse exactly same as urs, we do have a lot of similarities😔

Hi Dee8686, yes I have extremely low blood pressure and heart rate when hypo. That was my first symptom and was ignored for so long my blood pressure was 70/50 and my heart was dropping into the 40s. Since taking Levo my blood pressure and heart rate are back in the normal range. Are you properly medicated?

I have consistently low blood pressure & take only T3. However I know that my family didn't ever suffer from heart conditions, ie they had strong hearts. So as it doesn't really affect me except when I have interventions like short synacthen test, I don't worry about it.

I have high-ish systolic but low diastolic.

My blood pressure is low, similar to yours. My resting heart rate measured by Fitbit is between 50 and 57 never been higher than 61 for a couple of days. I think I'm reasonably well dosed now but my heart rate and blood pressure don't seem to shift. High blood pressure problems have been in my family for at least 3 generations so maybe it's the hypo that lowers it for me.

My BP can be very low, especially first thing. It also has a habit of spectacularly nose-diving during and after anaesthetic. I've given hospital staff a couple of scares. But at GP consultations it's always bang in the middle of normal or even a bit high so they never take it seriously when I say my BP is low.

My bp is consistently low, but my heart rate is high. I never feel dizzy.

I have consistently low blood pressure and dizziness on standing, even fainted once. I caught my eye on the corner of a worktop as I fell, nice black eye! I don't faint now because I sit down straight away if I am dizzy, that helps :)

It might be worth having a look at adrenal fatigue as you can get postural hypotension with this (and there is a link between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism). There is a simple test you can do to check your adrenal function. If you have a blood pressure monitor - lie or sit still for 5 minutes or so and then take your blood pressure (I normally do mine 3 times for stability and consistency). You then stand up and take your blood pressure straight away. With normal adrenal function you would expect the systolic value to rise by around a factor of 10; with poor adrenal function it either stays the same or, more usually, will drop by a factor of 5 or more.

There is a lot of information online about adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism, here are a couple of the more useful links...

Adrenal fatigue is not generally recognised by the medical profession, unless you have full blown Addison's or Cushing's disease. Quite often the condition is managed by lifestyle, diet and nutrition.

If you have suffered any major and extended periods of stress, then it might be worth taking a quick look at adrenal fatigue. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of hypothyroidism.

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