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  • snelsen
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      Naisly, if you don’t have a blood pressure machine, you should purchase one.
      Please realize that if you have not been drinking enough fluid (water, not coffee or caffeinated drinks) your BP can be low. If you drink a couple glasses of water, then take it again, and it is up, that is probably why it was low.

      i think this forum is a great thing for you. But most of the suggestions we give you involve a continuing relationship with a doctor.
      If the circumstances remain as you said, I suggest again that you make an appt with your GP, request that he either
      1. Call the endo with all your info, get guidance on treating you if needed.
      2. Have him call the endo, say you need to be seen urgently.

      Naisly, you HAVE to take pills. You need to wrap your mind about this, and take them. You need to be very truthful with the doctor, ie, don’t take the RX get it filled, then throw the pills away. This is too serious for that.

      If you continue to be untreated, you will probably end up in an ER. I do not suggest this, but if you get there, give a good history. ER’s are not the best place to get continuing care. That is not what they do. They will tell you to follow up with your doctors.

      I sure hope things work well for you this week.

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        You are getting great advice from Shirley.

        The lower BP could be dehydration.

        I showed up to the ER with a similar BP but my dyastolic (lower #) was in the 30s. I was given fluids and that pumped it up a little bit but still not in the normal range for dyastolic (60-80). At the ER they did a PRO BNP test (blood test) and it came back at 266 (normal < 178). This comes up high when the heart is affected, especially in patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). I don't have CHF but the hyper thyroid was starting to affect my heart and that is why it was elevated. My BP, since I started treatment has normalized. Your systolic (top #) is within normal range (90-120) so that is good. I got a machine at the drug store and I have been monitoring my BP. I recommend you get one also. Shirley is right though. You need to see a Dr soon for the hyper thyroid and for the problems it is causing to your body. Good monitoring of your #s is a plus with GD. I would think that your GP would want to monitor on everything else if he/she is not monitoring you on thyroid labs. There is no way out of pills and medication unfortunately. The positive thing is that there is treatment, you just have to start it. Once you start your treatment and take the Rx as prescribed you will feel better :) :)

        Please keep us posted.


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