Friday, April 26, 2013
Wow, with an attitude like that?
OK, what I mean is... I'm NOT going to follow one doctor's orders, that wants to INCREASE my BP meds (currently back on one, Lisinopril 10mg). Kidney specialist, on ONE visit, with ONE high reading (white coat syndrome anyone?) - wants to double the dose? Recent readings over the past week have not even been above 120/80 - unless I missed a dose one day, then the next day tends to run a lil' higher again. But I've been faithfully active and eating at least within the calorie range (still not the healthiest of fare). The readings have been great, including Monday at my GP. This specialist sees me once (while I'm terrified to even have to be going there as it is, and hungry - hadn't eaten a whole lot and the appt was late morning, and I sat waiting over half an hour as it was) and wants to double the script?
What kind of energy am I going to have to continue progress, if my BP suddenly plummets due to such a high dose? Is it going to go below the 100s/60s I've been seeing? Somehow, I don't think that would be very good...
So, hence my defiant "not gonna do it!" declaration for the day!
If I were NOT trying to work out and improve my health, I might consider it... but nope, certainly not going to go comatose just to please one doc. Maybe next appt I'll do some meditation in the waiting room ;) Anything to have it lower like it is when I'm NOT there...
- need an emoticon of that with a red circle and line thru it!