Update on the water retention issue. Went to the doctor yesterday. My legs were swollen, lungs congested and BP at 205/107. Needless to say I was there for hours as I refused to go to the hospital.
Doc thinks possible CHF, I disagree. I was prescribed a ton of new meds including a third blood pressure medication and LASIK for the swelling. It was pitting by 3pm yesterday afternoon.
He was more concerned with the BP that took two doses of rapid acting lowering BP med to get it down.
I've been walking every day, and apparently, it's caused bursitis in my knees, worse in the right. All the walking for my two apps had me in so much pain, I'm still confinced the high BP was pain related.
I had to promise to go straight to the lab and to ome back Wen for a Doppler study to check for clots. It's not clots, I've had clots and take 10mg of warfarin a day for that issue.
My BP had actually been lowering since I've been her on SP and exercising more. Now, they are saying I can't go walking. I HAVE to walk. It's the only real exercise I can do.
My daughter wouldn't let me go do our nightly walk, I had to settle for a snails pace on the treadmill, which is fine, My knees weren't up for more. Did my mile and a half, than sat with ice and elevated two hours.
Woke up today with minimal knee pain and much less back pain, and that's the issue. When I don't walk, I wake up in a lot of pain. It's hours before I can do anything. If ai walk, I wake up feeling better than I have in ten years.
So, I'm afraid to take the BP today. Head is in mini- explode which means my BP is high again. Darn it, I don't WANT to be in the hospital. I'm a very bad patient. But, I don't want to stroke out, either, so if the new meds don't work and it's still high, off to the darn ER I go.
Thanks for the replays, by the way. I at least have lost two pounds since my last weigh-in. Does anyone ever feel they are being sabatoged?
I will be thinner and healthier if it kills me. We don't say diet in our house-ever. Diets fail!
| current weight: 160.0