SCARED!!!

 


 


This is a picture of me with a plate of goodie at the tearoom. It was tres elegant!! And so...much food, we had to take half of it home.
 

Not feeling well today at all!!! I am in one of those moods where I am on the verge of tears and my mind keeps focussing on the negative and my tummy is in knots. I went to my new doctor yesterday. He is very nice and so...thorough! My appointment was for 2:40 and I did not get home until 5:15!!!!! he takes his time and if he is running behind which he was by six patients before me that had appointments starting at 1:00. Anyway, we discussed my dizzy spells and he took my blood pressure. I damn near fainted it was 170/115!!! I have never in my life had high blood pressure and this is hypertension stage 2. He took it three times and one of those times he had me standing. He asked if I had a blood pressure machine at home and I told him no. long story short...I bought a really good one, just like his, the pharmacist explained and demonstrated how to use it. I must take and record my pressure three times a day for a week. I go back to see him next Wednesday. He also added some items to my blood work list from my pdoc. And he has ordered an EKG just to check on my heart. Anyway, I am really...........stressed about this turn of events and I am scared to death that I will stroke out or have a fatal heart attack. I know, I am looking for trouble but that is how my mind works I just worry at a problem like a dog with a bone. I have seen first hand what a stroke can do and I don’t want to be there. The more I write about it the more upset I am becoming. So I am going to stop now. Keep me in your prayers. Debbie

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penny59
penny59

debbie i am sorry that your pressure was so high but happy that they are catching it before something bad happens. just listen to the doctor and you should be fine. try not to get yourself all worked up you will not do yourself any good being all worked up.. try som e deep breathing excersing and relax. the doctor will figure it out. i will keep you in my prayers.. hugs .love marie
deleted_user
deleted_user

Mine was higher than that, I can\'t take certain medicines and I cut out salt in my diet as much as I can. It is back where it belongs now. I don\'t eat canned soup or frozen prepared foods since they are full of salt, fyi. Cut most of the salt from your diet in the meantime, and it might improve right away.
deleted_user
deleted_user

You are like me, to big of an imagination and lots of anxiety. Stop fretting it will only make your blood pressure worse. They have meds for that. You just calm down missy. See you in my prayers. NJ xo
deleted_user
deleted_user

Oh dear...I am so glad you got in to see him. No wonder you were not feeling well. Any meds yet or is he going to wait and see what the weeks readings are? Meditate - rest - no salt - hmmmmm, what else...... dont\' panic. xo