When I had half of my thyroid
removed my blood pressure went from low/normal to very high. All my life I'd had stable blood pressure but the surgery changed things. I exercise, eat lots of fresh organics, sleep 8 hrs, and am not overweight
. Lately I am dosing my medication based on my blood pressure and heart rate
. By the way, when my blood pressure is high my heart rate is low and vice versa. I have found that timing of the doses makes a big difference. I take half of my medication sublingually in the AM on an empty stomach and the other half in the early afternoon. If I take my 2nd dose at 11:00am before lunch my heart rate is high and blood pressure is low. If I take my 2nd dose in the early afternoon after lunch then my heart rate is lower and my blood pressure is higher. There are times when I need more than my normal daily dose for example if I am going to run 6 miles. Other times I may need less if I am going to be napping in the afternoon. Doctors determine dosages based on resting fasting tests which aren't always indicative of active young adults who are running marathons or dancing the night away. I can eat right and exercise but that still doesn't change this. From this experience I can tell you that the thyroid and blood pressure are closely related. You will also find out that your cholesterol
, calcium (heel spurs
, carpal tunnel, receding gums
), hair loss, and heart (murmurs
) are all factors related to the thyroid. Good luck with your search for knowledge.