Today I went in for my follow-up with my Doctor after I put on different medications to help me lose weight. I told her about my blood pressure dropping several times earlier this year and last year in December and having chest pains with it. We talked in detail about how the chest pains felt? Did they wake me up or did I wake up because my back was hurting? On this question I told her the main reason I got up was to go to the bathroom to pee, and my back was hurting a little then. This last Tuesday April 29,2014, when I arrived home I took my blood pressure because my Nephew bought a new wrist blood pressure monitor. We were all trying it out, and my blood pressure read 130/84, and this was around 7pm at night. The machine kept reading my Nephew’s blood pressure as very high, so we thought it was not working right.
I read up on it and tried it gain at close to 9pm, and it read 96/65 . I wrote this number down so I could let the Doctor know what it read, and then I ate something salty to try to raise it. The reason for the salt was because nurse told my Grandfather to eat something salty and walk around to bring it up. So that is what I did. I took it again thirty minutes later and had come up to 108/78. This was a little better.
At the Doctor today she told me to quit taking two of my medicines for now, and she did an EKG to compare it with last year’s. There was no change in the reading. The Doctor does not think it is my heart, but she is sending me to a cardiologist so they can do a stress test with the dye. Also the cardiologist can run other tests that they can’t to rule out other things. She also did a breath test for H-Pylori that can mimic the same chest pains as a heart attack. She prescribed me Prilosec until the results come back. I also told her that I usually have high acid levels in the body, because I have noticed when they are high I can not eat certain foods. I also get mouth sores a lot.
So for now at least the Doctor doesn’t think it is my heart(YEAH!). We will know more when the test results come in and I a look so see the Cardiologist (May 22, 2014) and do the stress test and any other tests. For now I guess I will eat more yogurt. I will talk with everyone tomorrow(today). 🙂