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Suffering from PCOS, hypothyroid. Change in dose of medicine, increasing BP. Suggestions?

hello i am 25 yrs old and have hypothyroid and pcos .. i was advised to increase my dose of 25mcg thyronorm to 50 mcg.. from past 1 month i am on 50 mcg and noticed that from past 10 days my bp is going high 140/100...till now i have checked 3 times with a gap of 3 days but still my bp is not decreasing.. is it because of increased dose of thyronorm??
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
You are having Hypothyroidism and PCOS, the dose of Thyronorm needs adjustment depending on clinical findings and TSH values.
You have PCOS,rise in blood pressure could be independant if you are overweight,and insulin resistance. If by chance smoking is there please quit, taking fresh fruits and green vegetables.
If you are weight please try to reduce weight.
In fact hypothyroid state can cause BP to rise due to increase in peripheral resistance,so correcting it by increasing dose of Thyronorm will help to reduce BP.
Your BP reading you should take less salt and regular walking will help if these measures fail and your BP keeps high antihypertensive should be started.

Take Care
Good Luck

Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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