Monday, September 03, 2012
I am still having occasional chest discomfort. In the hospital, NTG (nitroglycerine) helped relieve it, but they did not send any home with me.
The headaches are pretty much all the time and I think are related to sinus congestion (pollen allergies) and TMJ as the pain seems to be pretty well over the head and sometimes centered on temples. I have also gotten headaches from neck spasms and my neck has been more sore lately with occasional spasms.
My admitting doctor on Thursday questioned what I was taking the Tegretol XR for and I told her it was for trigeminal neuralgia. That's another cause of jaw and temple pain.
Anyhow, I did feel well enough to exercise Friday and Saturay. Am going to the gym today and plan to swim in addition to doing 10 minutes on the stationary bike and 10 minutes on the treadmill.
Am going to make an appointment with my internist this week for follow-up after short hospital stay. Hopefully, she will be able to sort out things and make some suggestions (in addition to losing weight and adhering to low sodium diet).