I know the title is something most people say but it is true. Me: male, 46, smoke, overweight and i have had tia (2) in the past year. yes i do also have high BP.
Recently i have been feeling very run down, tired, dizzy at times, just out of synch. About a week and a half ago i had an episode where i felt like i was having a heart attack, almost when i got up and sat in a chair i felt very tired. slowly drifted off into what i can only describe as a weird sleep. I felt like i was asleep and could not move but i could think in a very disjointed way, almost like a dream. coughed and "woke up", here is the weird part. took a sip of sweet tea and it tasted salty, tried water and it tasted salty as well. no slaty taste in mouth just when i drank something. this went away by the next day.
i have also been experiencing headaches, the achy type pretty constant with shooting headaches in there too.
my blood pressure has been very high at times. the lady i stay with has hi BP so she takes hers and it is actually pretty normal lately. then i take mine and boom way up there. also fairly significanty difference between arms. right has read as hig as 230ish/140ish more normally in the 200/110 range. left is usually 20is points lower on the top number.
now i am intelligent and know that all this does not add up well but i do not want to over react. the 2 times i have been to the er was sent home feeling like i wasted my time and money. i just can not shake the feeling that i am very close to some bad stuff happening to me.
somebody out there must know what i am going through. i have no insurance so drs visits are pretty much out of the question. i feel as if i am going to have to have a stroke to get the attention i need.
am i close? sorry if that sounded weird but i just want to hear from someone that understands and maybe some good advice.View Thread