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Friday, February 15, 2013

I went to the cardiologist today. My blood pressure went up again since my visit last week with my family dr. It shot up to 180 over 104. Pulse was still good. All my bloodwork came back fine. They did an ekg and that came out okay. He also believes the swelling in my foot has to do with the blood pressure. They gave me a pill to try and bring my blood pressure down. It hadnt gone down by the time I left the dr office, so they started me on bp meds. I checked my bp at cvs tonight and their reading stated it went down to 142 over 102. I hope its right. I have to go check it everyday and then go back to the dr on tuesday for them to check. Next friday I am having ultra sounds done on my heart and kidneys since my bp is so high. I am not allowed to do any type of exercise until further notice and am on a low sodium, low carb diet. I am researching that because I am still learning about reading labels. So, for now I am going to work, resting as much as possible and praying for the best.
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    Low sodium, low carb is what I normally do and it will really bring your B.P. down. If you avoid most processed foods you will do fine. Fresh mat, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, unsalted seeds and unsalted nuts, good fats, are the base of the diet. I hope the tests come out okay.
    1525 days ago
    I am praying for you, Jenn! i hope you continue to get better and your BP goes down. emoticon
    1526 days ago
    emoticon and emoticon my dear friend. Do what you can to relieve stress and take care of yourself.
    1526 days ago
    Jenn sorry ot hear about the BP it can take few days for it to go down I would suggest to buy a BP monitor for the house we keep one in the house 2 out 3 in the house has problems with BP doctor may suggest a dietician for you
    1527 days ago
    I hope things get better for you.
    1527 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear your news.

    If you find it difficult to figure out what you should be eating, consider a visit with a registered dietician. Insurance often covers it.

    Read up on HBP, here on SP and other reliable sites like MayoClinic and WebMD. Knowledge is power.

    Try to de-stress, too, since that affects your BP. Keep positive thoughts as much as possible.

    Take care. emoticon
    1527 days ago
  • IXCHEL23
    Sorry to hear that Jenn! emoticon Did they check for blood clots in that leg? It may take a few days for your BP to go down, that happened with my husband. I hope they can figure out soon what is causing that. I'll be praying! emoticon
    1527 days ago
    Hope you get your BP down. Keep a check on your potassium levels too. Low potassium intake can cause HBP
    1527 days ago
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