Hi! I am a University student and recently have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I ended up in the hospital in January beacuse of it, and it has been pretty scary ever since, but I want to look at this silent disease as an opportunity to help others through my final University Project.
I am looking for your help to gather motivational stories of how you have managed to control this disease and get your life back on track.
I will be working with an association in a campaign.
My doctors have been switching me around on BP meds. I started this drug on Thurs and felt awful, (headache, leg pains, dizzy, fatigue etc) he had me cut the dose in half.. and now I have abdominal pain and bladder pain. I did NOT take a pill this morning and my BP was only 107/70 at 7am which is pretty darn low. I looked up side effects and it appears this can be a side effect. I also called the pharmacy and they told me to stop the meds until I can reach my doctor, hopefully tomorrow since today is sunday, but what do I do if my BP starts to go up, which it will without meds. I have OTHER meds and one is just a beta blocker. I don't know if this dam drug combo messed up my potassium, or am I dehydrated or what ! I swear, I think somethings we are just guinea pigs for doctors View Thread
My high blood pressure is due to an genetic disease called PKD (polycystic kidney dieease). I have had it for...
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My high blood pressure is due to an genetic disease called PKD (polycystic kidney dieease). I have had it for years now but the pain is getting worse lately. I had an ultrasound that showed these cysts on the exray images. Now I take several BP meds and watch my diet (vegetarian, gluten free, low fat, and low sodium). They can't do much for this no cure except a transplant or dialysis when I finally reach renal failure.View Thread
So 2 years ago I was in Hospital for a week with sever Spike 236/173. Now for past 2 years on 4 different meds my BP was around the normal range. I just got a new Cardiologist and he has changed me meds , all of them. Now I take 2 differnt pills in morning and 1 at night but ever since my BP has been pretty consistent 140-160 over 90-113 . Its been this way for almost a month. They now have me trying a 3rd medicine and after 9 days still the same. I have been doing my part , not drinking, working out actually lost 14lbs and really watch the sodium. The have done EKC, Eco's and Blood work and nothing Abnormal. Its is really starting to get me depressed. Anyone else have this type of issues. I am glad to be off my old meds because side effects were bad.. I am only 36 and i only weigh 197 lbs..View Thread
Hello I have been on bp meds for over 8 yrs now just recently I passed out while working out had my carotids checked and a heart ultrasound all were normal but I haven't felt the same since. Recently I will wake up early morning with the feeling of anxiety I will chek my pressure and its 155/96 sometimes a little higher. I feel anxious I will run a low grade fever sometimes I have chills and just don't feel right. I will not lie its scaring me stupid because nobody knows whats wrong part of me thinks it may be hormonal I am at that age range but the feelings I just don't like them.. 1 day I am perfectly fine and think ok all is well and then boom out of the blue here it is again.. Has anyone had stuff like this happen?? Ill admit being in here and reading some of the stuff I have has helped thank you for that. I wish none of us had to be in here but unfortunately that's not us. Thank you in advance for any input.View Thread
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