Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What was most challenging about today was that my damn blood pressure wouldn't stay under control! This is one of the big reasons I am trying to take care of my health... Maybe seeing it fluctuate will actually spur me to keep chugging along...
My blood pressure has run the gamut today. It actually started last night after feeling generally worn out after work. I came home and sat down in the recliner and took a nap as soon as I walked through the door. Woke up around 10 (I know this is not the best habit to have but sometimes I'm just miserably stressed and tired after work.) When I woke up and moved around for a while I felt fine. When I laid down in bed my heart started doing funky things. It would speed up and inevitably it did slow down enough for me to drift off ALMOST to sleep, then would start beating out of my chest again. Anyway, I got in with my Dr. this afternoon (I love this guy... he has helped me a lot.) He's keeping me on all the same medications but splitting my Metformin into two doses now. 850mg in the AM and PM instead of 1000mg in the AM. Hopefully this works. He is also sending me for a sleep study (along with the heart ultrasound on Feb 25.) He also thinks I may have Metabolic Syndrome.
Hopefully the adjustment of my Metformin will make me feel better alone.
Prayers are requested, friends.