Hydrochlorothiazide and blood sugar levels

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Avatar_f_tn Primary care manager (LPN) refused new tests and changed synthyroid dose based on the latest TSH levels. Have continued old meds and am seeing a real doctor who knows about the thyroid and the impact Vitamin D, etc have on it next week. I believe that primary care manager thinks I am hyper now because of side effects from hydrochlorothiazide (am deathly allergic to sulfa drugs and this is a sulfa drug - unbeknownst to me until today).
Avatar_f_tn Your medications generally do not cause diabetes. The hydrochlorothiazide in Dyazide can increase blood sugar levels in diabetics. Other risk factors for diabetes include advancing age, body weight and lack of exercise. If not already doing so, try some lifestyle modifications such as exercising regularly, eating few carbohydrates and sugars, and avoid smoking.
Avatar_n_tn The problem is that just having a fasting-blood test, my cholesterol is low normal (all numbers) and my sugar is over 125. Prior to this my sugar readings have never been over 75 even after eating (being tested 6 times a day in the hospital following my stroke convinces me that these numbers are accurate ... my readings since forever have been extremely low).
Avatar_m_tn Blood Sugar Imbalance Cortisol helps to regulate blood sugar levels by regulating insulin release and producing glucose in the liver. When cortisol levels are chronically elevated, insulin production is suppressed and blood sugar levels is consistently elevated. Theoretically, this can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes.
646318_tn?1261185094 when you become insulin resistant (insensitive to insulin), the pancreas works harder and produces more insulin....and sometimes it makes too much and that causes your blood sugar to go down too low.....like maybe 40.
Avatar_n_tn After 25 years of trying to correct hyper-cholesterol and triglycerides, I find triglycerides tricky. Triglyceride levels can quickly change depending on diet and exercise levels; certainly a high-sugar/low exercise regimen will raise them substantially. Also, any drug that slows the heart rate will have an effect on one's metabolism. Beta Blockers, Ace Inhibitors and Calcium blockers all can lower the heart rate, and I wonder if it could raise triglycerides?
Avatar_m_tn Also, if it helps, I experienced night sweats, heart burn, fatigue, gall bladder stones and attacks (had that puppy yanked before starting treatment!) low blood sugar episodes (caused some of my night sweats and headaches) (and more) before starting treatment and everything is back to normal now (16 months post treatment and still SVR!)...Hope this helps...
408795_tn?1324939275 * Portal hypertension and low albumin, cause fluid to leak out of blood vessels (and collect as ascites or edema) o Fluid leaking out of the blood vessels, can cause blood volume and blood pressure to drop + * If the blood pressure or blood volume falls (for any reason)..... the adrenal glands (ontop of each kidney) release aldosterone.
Avatar_f_tn my doctor is ordering a vitamin d test for monday and some more fasting labs. when i got to the er my sugar levels were normal my blood pressure was elevated to 156/90 but later back down to 130/70 laying down and sitting up and 127/70 standing. oxygen levels clear... my question is what else could i suggest looking into?
Avatar_n_tn 12th April 1999 The pancreas has two important roles - one is to produce digestive enzymes that are passed into the digestive tract through a duct, and the other is to release hormones into the blood to control sugar levels. So the pancreas is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. The pancreatic enzymes can become a danger to the pancreas itself if they become activated within the pancreatic tissues, and this is what happens in pancreatitis.
1139187_tn?1355710247 Meniere's is usuallly treated with a diuretic and sometimes a capillary dilator - I was on hydrochlorothiazide and isoxuprine (this was 11 years ago). But I was asked to do food elimination, because after steroids were used to bring down the initial attacks, the doctor figured maybe food was aggravating it. So one of my brothers had just been diagnosed with celiac disease, so I thought I would start there - and VOILA! that was the problem.
Avatar_n_tn I get my angioedma at night so what is happening is say I eat sandwich with bread, then at dinner I eat a roll and something with sugar in it, then I have eatten too much and caused my low allergy to build up, and that is why my angioedma happens at night. Another thing to realize is only 20% of people will find out what causes hives. This is partly because docs just don't know much about it yet. Here is my low allergy's.
Avatar_m_tn I recently saw another doctor to check my blood pressure which has been elevated.She prescribed hydrochlorothiazide..and guess what...a Lipitor statin generic. Though afraid to take the statin, I took it for the past 2 weeks and guess what?..I've noticed the numbness in my feet/legs getting worse. I am thinking of dropping it again. I have read some doctors call statins poison..on the internet. Is what they say believable? When I ask my doctor about things like this..I get no response.
Avatar_m_tn You should check out with your physician to evaluate other causes of raised blood pressure. Also blood test for high cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels should be done. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar_m_tn I recently saw another doctor to check my blood pressure which has been elevated.She prescribed hydrochlorothiazide..and guess what...a Lipitor statin generic. Though afraid to take the statin, I took it for the past 2 weeks and guess what?..I've noticed the numbness in my feet/legs getting worse. I am thinking of dropping it again. I have read some doctors call statins poison..on the internet. Is what they say believable? When I ask my doctor about things like this..I get no response.
Avatar_f_tn I guess I was wondering if his thyroid issues have anything to do with this and should we go ahead and have him see an endocrinologist since his sugar and calcium are high and he is hypothyroid which is currently under control. Sorry for the long post and thank you for your time!
Avatar_m_tn LSM correlated well with known factors associated with more severe disease, including older age, male sex, higher bilirubin and ALT, and lower albumin. The combination of serum bilirubin, ALT and albumin levels may be used to predict significant underlying fibrosis.
Avatar_n_tn I understand there is controversy concerning diuretics for blood pressure treatment and glucose levels. By how much should 12.5 mg or 25 mg of Thiazide diuretics cause blood sugar to rise? If ones potassium levels remain good is this less of a problem? If thiazides increase glucose levels, would this level of increase reverse if the thiazide treatment is suspended?
Avatar_n_tn Are there any drugs on the market that target systolic blood pressure and do not effect diastolic pressures? Can it possibly be a different generic from the pharmacy, if so what of the above drugs would most likely effect the higher systolic pressure?
Avatar_f_tn In particular, magnesium affected blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. Another recent study showed that taking 600 mg of magnesium per day significantly improved blood sugar metabolism as well as triglycerides and cholesterol.
Avatar_n_tn Cresar H (Telmisartan 40mg + HydrochlorothiazideHydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide-irbesartan Hydrochlorothiazide-lisinopril Hydrochlorothiazide-losartan Hydrochlorothiazide-methyldopa Hydrochlorothiazide-metoprolol Hydrochlorothiazide-moexipril Hydrochlorothiazide-olmesartan Hydrochlorothiazide-propranolol Hydrochlorothiazide-quinapril Hydrochlorothiazide-reserpine IP 12.5mg) Once a day. 3. Voltaneuron (Benfothiamine 50mg + Methylcobalamin 500mg + Pyridoxine HCL 30mg) Once a day. 4.
Avatar_n_tn Low doses of such a diuretic usually do not require any supplementation and the only way to be sure of any of this is to have the levels checked with a blood test some time after starting the medication. My best advice is to concentrate on blood pressure control(as you are), WEIGHT LOSS + EXERCISE(so you too do not develop diabetes), and MAKE SURE THAT your excessive weight is not leading to OSA and right heart damage. I hope you find this information useful.
6990909_tn?1435279416 Also, opiates may cause hypoglycemia - low blood sugar when you are on them and sometimes cause fluctuations in sugar levels during withdraw and for awhile after. Rule of thumb for me was to wait at least a month to let things level out. Great job on working out - stay hydrated and make sure you eat something before.
1124887_tn?1313758491 I feel my muscles get tense and my heart starts pounding when the cuff inflates, and blood pressure is 140-155/80-95. At home, I get similar symptoms on the first measuring, but it resolves and gradually slows to 120/70 after some tries. I measured it one weekend after a good night of sleep and it was 105/55. I was completely relaxed, for once, at that time. What is quite strange, is that I imagine this started when I started using propranolol (20 mg) for PACs and sinus tachycardia.
Avatar_n_tn Insulin stores and builds fat – especially around the waist. “Every time we raise our blood sugar we injure the delicate lining of our blood vessels,” says Dr. Lundell. And that leads to inflammation and heart disease. 2) Vegetable oils are deadly for our coronary system. They contain an unhealthy amount of omega 6 fatty acids. Our bodies change these fatty acids into chemicals that cause chronic inflammation. “We do need omega 6,” says Dr. Lundell.
Avatar_m_tn Just simple changes to your diet may help, like cutting out sugar, and processed foods and simple carbs, like cakes, biscuits, eating brown bread instead of white and so on as well as cutting down on portion sizes.
Avatar_m_tn 44,79 However, people with severe heart disease should not take CoQ 10 (or any other supplement) except under a doctor's supervision. As noted above, two studies suggest that CoQ 10 might reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. 45 While this could potentially be helpful for treatment of diabetes, it might present a risk as well; people with diabetes who are using CoQ 10 might inadvertently push their blood sugar levels dangerously low.
Avatar_f_tn YOUR ONLY PROBLEM IS DEVELOPING DIABETES BECAUSE THE NIACIN RAISES YOUR BLOOD SUGAR, and this I know because I purchased a glucose monitor and monitored my blood sugar before and after taking an IMMEDIATE RELEASE 250 mg niacin tablet. My blood sugar went from 109 to above 150 within 20 minutes of taking the tablet, and my symptoms of the SURGE IN ENERGY WAS the Skin Flush, Itchyness, burning skin, etc....... To get you started on the Magnesium research, here is the NIH Site.....http://ods.
Avatar_f_tn You can post your actual vitamin D and B-12 levels and we can either confirm that they're part of the problem or rule them out. Do you mind telling me your age?
Avatar_n_tn Try sleeping with your feet up on the wall. However, headaches gone and bp normal when taking Hyzaar. But now...blood sugar which had always been 100 increased to ~130. age 43, finally went to allergist, prescribed Allegra, Albuterol. Allegra instantly felt like a head cold. Stopped taking it, never filled the Albuterol. age 44, allergies worse, now experiencing episodes after moving furniture of shortness of breath/coughing attacks.