Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I recently started experiencing fainting feelings out of know where. Quite scary I can tell you.
One minute I would be walking in the shopping center and the next feel as if the floors coming up to meet me. I tried to endure thinking it was something that would pass but it didn't so I had to go and visit a Dr. On taking my blood pressure, she found that it was SKY HIGH....not good!
One reason for high blood pressure can be poor diet. If you're not eating foods that are good for you and provide a well balanced diet for yourself, this can boost your blood pressure up a bit. But truthfully since Dec, my diet has been practically 99% so its doubtful thats what it is.
Stress is probably the most common reason. When you are stressed out about things, it tends to wear your body out and you are that much more easily agitated. When this happens, your blood pressure, just like your adrenaline, can start to rise. I think this more likely applies to me. I have had some serious issues last year which are spilling into this year with my dil being terminally ill and all that goes with this situation. Additionally I have allowed some people to enter my personal space that are very wearing on the nerves. I have extricated myself from them, but sadly too late and the damage is done, which is why the Dr put me onto high blood pressure meds.
First lot of meds, sadly did not do the trick and I had to go back for a second lot of meds.
They aren't working either. Well, they are working in as much as they have brought my blood pressure back to normal, but I'm as dizzy on this meds as much as before I took anything.
I absolutely cannot drive in this condition and I cannot, not drive. Catch 22.
I have switched to homeopathic meds for the high blood pressure and so far so good. I just wish I hadn't had to spend SO MUCH money on meds that didn't work especially as there is no refund for their trial and error with me being the guinea pig.
Now, the reason I LOVE THE MEDS for the WRONG REASON is because while I was on them, I had ZERO appetite. I had to force myself to eat. Absolutely strange for me.
If I didn't force myself to eat, it would get to 14:00 before I even thought to eat anything.
I know the meds are beta-blockers and whatever they were blocking, included my appetite. Even the activity of chewing my food was tough. I would eat something as silly as a boiled egg and feel exhausted in my jaws from the effort. Crazy????
So now I'm on the homeopathic meds and hoping like mad that my lost appetite stays lost.
It would have been so delightful if I could have stayed on the beta blocker meds for several months, I'd be at my goal weight by the end of March lol but its not to be. There is no easy rout to weight loss except dedicated change of attitude, change to healthy eating habits and increase the exercise........so my easy weight loss dream ends here (POP) and the changes I described begin.
I managed to get a little field service done this morning between dizzy spells and tomorrow I have been invited out on a bible study so that will help. And I am being fetched, so I dont have to drive anywhere....yay!