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anice
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   Posted 7/19/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My blood pressure is 171/132! shocked   I took my medicine and I'll wait an hour and check it again. If it hasn't gone down, I'll go to the ER. I've had HBP for 22yrs. And my daddy died of a heart attack at 29. I won't mess around with it.  I know better.I know it is up due to pain today. I am hurting bad today. I am a little scared... I don't have chest pains, but I am a little SOB and my pulse is 102. I'll lie down and give the meds time to work. I took a xanax too. So I do hope that it will be all okay in a hour. I'll let you know.
Anice

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/19/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Anice I have this happen a few times a month. I take my BP meds with a klonopin and just relax. Pain will increase BP which in creates your stress causing SOB then leads to high pulse rate. three weeks ago I was in the ER my BP was 224/104. They were trying to calm me down and finally after a few injections the BP went down.

So go relax and taking your meds I do also when it happens I don't take xanax I take klonopin same diff though.

I hope you feel better
Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


anice
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   Posted 7/19/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Laurie, I am going to lie down now. I am scared a little. I am trying to relax and concentrate on my breathing. I will go if it doesn't go down-high copay or not ($125). It always gets a little scarey when mines gets up with my family history and me having it for so long... But I will make myself relax now and see what happens. I know it is b/c of high pain today...
Anice

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/19/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
My cardio gave me a rule of thumb to go by. Only go to the ER if my BP increases over 200/100. Anything lower just make a doctors appointment.

I feel for you my mother died from highblood pressure 7 yrs ago at the young age of 54. I know its scarey as all get out. I'm happy you are going to lay down. Think of something with your eyes closed that brings you enjoyment.

Keep us posted when you get up

Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/19/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe Anice,
Hope you can get some rest, relax and think of calmer, better days and the fun you used to have..
Let go of the material things and try to rest....
Peace and comfort are your friend right now..
will keep you in my thoughts and hope you can relax...
lots and lots of soft comforting HUGZ
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more soft hugz...
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anice
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   Posted 7/19/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My BP is coming down 159/98. It is still too high. But I am glad it is coming down. My daughter came and sat in my lap and I rocked her, lots of hugs and kisses. She was being sweet. And said "You are the best mommy in the whole white world I ever had". She knows I don't feel good today. Her sweetness has helped.I will lie down again in a few minutes.

I am glad I am not going to the ER. Another bill is not what I need. Laurie, thanks for being here for me. I do appreciate it. And you know how HBP can be. My top number has never been to 200. It's been close a few times. I am sure that is really scarey. I will go to my PCP as soon as I get enough money to do so. School is starting soon, so I have all that to buy. I'll put extra drs. appt aside for now. Connor has to have supplies and clothes for back to school.
Anice

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/19/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice I'm glad its coming down.  I also understand the school issues.  I'm doing it differently this year.  But then money is better then last time.  I've been taking my kids shopping with $50.00 each the last two weekends.  And then again Next weekend.  Then one time fill in trip.  I hate having to shop all at once then it can be a large chunk of money that can effect anyone pocket book.  Doing it the new way I dont see the money missing as much.
 
School always starts when we have other things we need to save up for.  My daughter wants a car so bad that she was willing to give up all the new school clothes.  But she can't go to school naked!!!
 
I miss your daughters age it can be so soothing just to listen tothem when they are calm and being huggy and all.... yeah
 
Keep us posted
 
Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


straydog
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   Posted 7/19/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice the pain has it kicked up. I went thru this last year mine was out of control. I had been on my meds several years and they just stopped working. I think LL is right my cardio dr told me the same. It took 3 months with new meds to get mine down, as I wa scheduled for some tests and they couldn't be done till the BP went down and a letter from my dr stating I was ok, then I had my tests. Try to get relaxed and chill.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


uniquelyme
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   Posted 7/19/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
I have HBP also...It seems to go hand in hand with CP...then add Diabetes into the mix and you have a fun little cocktail of DOOM!!!
 
One time at my Pain Dr.'s they said my BP was so High that I was at stroke level....I about peed my pants I was so scared.  Since I've been taking Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 I have been doing okay.
 
Just try to relax and take it easy...
 
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merrygirl
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   Posted 7/19/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
i hope that your pressure is normal now. mine was 158/100 last week due to pain we think.it came down to normal on its own , i am not usually scared of things but the high bp scared me. Get some rest and keep us posted,.


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skeye
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   Posted 7/19/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anice,

Yikes! That is scary! I'm fortunate that my blood pressure usually runs low, so "high" for me is usually still within normal for everyone else! Like most people, my bp also responds to my pain, but because of my low bp, it seems subtle to most. I'm glad that your bp is coming down. Just take it easy & try to get rid of that pain! Hopefully tomorrow is a better day for you! You've had a real rough weekend! sad
((((((((((Anice)))))))))).

Skeye

anice
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   Posted 7/19/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I sure do appreciate all of you, my friends. I have rested all day going from the recliner to the couch. My BP is still up, but not near as high as earlier. Now I have a huge headache, not unusual after it gets high. I will continue to keep a close eye on it. I am about to take a long hot bath, and put the washcloth over my eye. Then I am off to bed. I know that my BP goes way up like that when my pain is high. And I have indeed had a bad weekend. I am trying hard to relax and rest. I do get scared when my BP goes up like this. I know I will be okay. But I still am going to keep a close eye on it. Thank you all for your support, concern and encouragement. I value each one of you.You are the best!
Anice

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/20/2009 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I sure hope you were able to get your BP lowered...and that you got some rest..
I'm like Skeye, my BP runs low, but I think it's due impart to the sjorgrens...and high for me
can be in the normal range...but I sure do hope you got yours down
soft hugz and lots of them...
I do care too....
keep us posted...
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LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/20/2009 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
ahhh I remember the days of low BP. So low I couldn't take certain medications in fear of it dropping off the scale....

That was just 4 years ago. Now I take all the meds I couldn't before.....lol

Anice I hope this morning finds your BP at normal levels

Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


straydog
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice, try not to spend too much time in the recliner, not a good place to be sitting, You need a straight back chair to sit, recliners put too much stress on things, everything is at the wrong angle in there.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Good advice Straydog I would of never thought of that.....
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


PAlady
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   Posted 7/20/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I know I can't sit in recliners anymore. They push my neck forward and screw with my lumbar spine. I used to love to fall asleep in them years ago!

PaLady

anice
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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I do sit in my recliner,but I limit the amount of time in it. I sit or lie on the couch the majority of the time in the living room. I don't really have a straight back chair, unless it would be the kitchen chair. I don't sit in there often, not to comfortable either...

My BP was okay this morning, almost normal. I had several errands to run and several business dealings to get taken care of today. Not overdoing so to speak, just more "brain" work than usual!!hehe I checked it a little later due to my head, and sure enough it was back up 156/128!!! Although not as high as yesterday, still to high for my comfort. I took my BP med at the regular time this morning. So I did take a xanax, motrin and lai down for a while. It is a little better now. But I will continue to monitor it close for a little while. I know pain and stress call raise my BP. But I had to deal with these matters today. It was just several to deal with, more than usual. But I will watch this. I am getting a little more than concerned but trying to stay relaxed and calm and focus on that right now. I won't let this go on too much longer without going it to get a check up with my PCP before I had planned.
Anice

PAlady
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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,
Do you have any relaxing music or relaxation/guided imagery CD's? It could help to spend a little time each day doing that - along with your meds. It's almost impossible to relax when you're "trying" if that makes any sense. It's like trying to force yourself and that in itself creates tension. That's why having some calm music, a sound machine or something that sounds soothing can help. You can focus on that rather that trying to force relaxation.

((((((Anice))))))))))

PaLady

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/21/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
When you take BP meds you can have breakthroughs.  But you've had two in a short period of time.  Your lower number is alittle concerning.  Mine also does the same thing.  The blood is having to work harder on the way out.
 
If I were you if it happens one more time I would call your PCP.  You might need to get your BP meds twiked alittle.  Maybe alittle increase.  But of course I'm not a doctor... smilewinkgrin
 
Please call even now after two episodes? I know I would feel better.  But hopefully you will make contact if it happens again.
 
Crossing my fingers and toes for you
Laurie
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


anice
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   Posted 7/21/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I went to PT today-my 1st land based visit. My therapist called my doctor and set up a visit. He made me promise to go or said we would send me to the ER NOW!! I have an appt. tomorrow at 11:00(Wednesday). My "resting" pulse was 144! That was shortly after getting there. I was not nervous at all. I felt my heart racing. My BP has continued to be high for 3 days not. I can't seem to get it down for long even on my meds. I really don't want to go to the PCP, but I know how important it is for me to go. And I will go. I know it is all up due to pain and stress. I have dealt with high blood pressure for 22 years. I know this is serious. But I am still a little aggravated. Another copay... I won't not go. I am going to this appt. It is just that I am tired of talking about all these problems. I can't even seem to get away from myself if that makes sense!! Anyway, I'll let you know what I find out...
Anice

PAlady
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   Posted 7/21/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,
I'm so glad your therapist pushed you into going to your doctor. Your life is too precious.

I know you said you didn't have the money to see a therapist, but is there a community mental health clinic that would accept your insurance as payment in full? There are even a few with a sliding fee scale. Just someone to talk to and to help you with stress and anxiety - in addition to coming here - I really think could help you, of course along with BP meds and such.

Let us know how tomorrow goes.

(((((((Anice))))))))

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 7/21/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe Anice, stress, stress, stress and more stress is taking quite a toll on your young body. While you are there please talk about getting an anti-depressant and try to get on something much newer than Elavil. Ask your dr for samples please. Remember what I told you about Elavil, it takes 30 days to get into your system, you must take it every single day, you cannot skip doses. As with any anti-depressant it must be taken all the time. Most other anti-depressants will kick in within a couple of weeks. You need help my friend. Trying to do all of this on your own is just not cutting it. Your BP is beginning to spiral out of control, your body has been sending you warning signal and you must listen to your body.

You are not going to like what I say here but you need to get off the couch and out of that recliner. This is really not helping your back at all. Laying on the couch is not good, it is not a bed, big difference. You are adding alot of stress and strain to your back. A straight back chair is a must on an operated back with both feet on the floor. Get a pillow and put it behind your back. You simply have to take care of your back its the only one you will ever have.

I am older than you, so I get to fuss at you,lol. I have a daughter your age,lol.
Straydog/Susie
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


anice
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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried to post this last night and then ofcourse poof it was gone. I didn't have the energy to start all over. I will try again now. I am going to have to make it quick b/c I have to start getting ready. My BP and pulse rate has been way high since my Fri. night meltdown. I know alot of this is stress and anxiety related. And I have also noticed as getting older, it is getting harder to control. I don't want to go to the dr. today. But I am going. I think I need to rest. For the past couple weeks, it seems like almost everyday I have an appt. of business I have to go tend to. I just seem like I always have somewhere I have to go to. There are alot of personal business things I have been dealing with, I am too ashamed and embarassed to pos t here. I know I am depressed. And I also know I don't want to go on a antidepressant. I take the elavil mainly for insomnia, the component to help w/ the pain, and also for the antidepressant effect. I don't want another med to take. I take alot already. And I know that this depression is situation and circumstance related and due to the pain I have been in for almost a year now. I probably do need to go talk to someone. My emotiions are pretty high and I have been crying a great deal lately. I know that doesn't help my BP any either. I have thought about and then dismissed going for counseling. I know now, that I need to do that too. My mental health isn't great at the moment. There is just so much I am having to deal with. And all these business dealings isn't helping any. I have always been honest with you all. Although, I know I don't have to but choose to, because you already know so much about me and my  life, I will tell. I have been seeking public assistance for food stamps and for help with my electric bill. That is something I am very ashamed of. I have never done this before. I have always done it on my own. My husband is not working. He has been looking. There is some things he has to get straight in his life. His DL expired and he has a huge fine for this-$225. We can't pay this right now so that he can get a job. He has been looking for work. He is not just content to stay home as he was before. This is bothering him severely too. He has done some major changes in his life, and is now a good husband to me. The only problem is he isn't working... and that is a big one, I know. Well, if he doesn't get back to work before I return to work, he will keep Kendalyn at home. I will not put her in daycare while he isn't working. Money is just so tight right now. All the PT visits, doctors visits, gas, meds, groceries is getting to be too much... I am also majorly stressed, b/c I am wondering how long I will be able to keep my car. I filed bankruptcy and I can't even make those payments. I am way behind on them. I am so scared they will dismiss my case and repo my car!!!!  That is a definite possibility... So yes, I am depressed. Then my daughter cries often b/c she misses her friends at daycare. I had to pull her out b/c I couldn't afford it anymore. So, there is just so much.
Anice

anice
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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, No dr. appt. today. I had to call and cancel. My battery went dead as a doornail!!! So we are all stranded at home for the moment. I will reschedule for another time. I do know I need to go and I will.
Anice
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