Posted by: Puzzled | 2011/05/22

Thyroid and Blood Pressure

Dear Doctor,
I have been taking Eltroxin for 8 years about a year after starting on it my blood pressure started going high at times to about 160/85. this did not happen often as the norm was around 135/75. I was put onto Felodipine and told to stick to a low sodium diet. But my blood pressure has not changed at all on the medication. It stays at a normal rate of 135/75 and sometimes normally when I am at the doctor or not feeling well goes up to 158/85

What I would like to know does Eltroxin affect the BP as it contains sodium with the thyroxine.
I did have to lower my dose of Eltroxin 3years ago as it was causing atrial fibrillation.
Thank you

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The sodium in Eltroxin will not influence your blood pressure. Ask your doctor to prescribe a duiretic to assist in lowering your blood pressure.


Dr Anrich

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