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My Trip to the E.R.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Two days ago my head started hurting like crazy. It was so bad it zapped the life right out of me. I neglected to listen to what my body was saying to me because I was busy caring for my dad and my mother (both who were recently released from the hospital). Well, when I went to my parent's house to monitor their blood pressure, I decided to check mine. It was 180/120! I checked again 173/118, I couldn't believe it. I called my doctor and she said go to the E.R. immediately.

They got my blood pressure down and sent me home on anti-hypertensive which I've being trying to stay off of by controling my diet and losing weight. I failed at that. But I am hoping that I can get off of them really soon.
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    Take care of you! As nurses we tend to take care of everyone else, but girl that is a sersious pressure.

    Hope you are feeling better and the med works until you can get those healthy habits working for you!
    2587 days ago
    Girlie don't let that happen again. I definitely need to check on you the BP was high. I got your back :-) emoticon Feel better.
    2588 days ago
    Yikes! That sounds really scary. Whenever I have patients who tell me they are having the "worst headache of their life", I am always on the alert for 1) high BP, 2) aneurysm, 3) TIA/Stroke. I'm glad you listened to your body and got to the ER. I'm sure it feels frustrating to be on meds, but I've seen life style changes work wonders for lots of folks with HTN and diabetes, etc. Good luck!
    2588 days ago
    Glad you went to the ER...that's a really high BP and dangerous!

    Good luck on getting it under control!

    Deb :)
    2588 days ago
    That is scary. I am glad you went and are taking something to get it under control. Take care of yourself. YOU ARE VERY IMPORTANT!
    2588 days ago
    What a scare! I've been there, so I know. I know that one of the biggest goals for me is to get off my bp meds, and it's happening, but a lot slower than I want! Exercise really makes a difference, and can have a permanent effect on lowering your bp if you're consistent. (it's also a great stress reliever)
    Stay on the meds until they say otherwise and try to reduce your stress. Hope you're feeling better!
    2588 days ago
    OH GIRL! I hope that you are able to get off of them. Stress can also cause your blood pressure to stay sky high. Every once in a while take a time out for yourself, I'm happy that you are trying to live healthier but sometimes we forget that if our mind goes, so does our health. Hope you feel better....
    2588 days ago
    oh virgina ! man! that is one of the main reasons i called myself exercising too! because i could feel those symtoms; feeling lightheaded like i was on an elevator, the tips of my fingers throbbing, the headaches. almost immediately after i began working out the symtoms disappeared, but i probrably need to go get checked out. but my problem is , i'm one of those millions with no insurance. what to do? guess i gotta pay outta pocket, but first i'll try a cvs minute clinic to get my blood pressure checked. glad you went in and got treated, now you can relax and concentrate on your goals. will the exercise and diet eventually help take you off the meds?
    2589 days ago
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    emoticon Hope your feeling better soon!!!
    2589 days ago
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