Blood pressure went back to "normal"

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TDoern
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   Posted 9/25/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, back in May I was referred to a new pain doctor - one who specialized in injection therapy. I had 5 percocets left when I went to see him, and asked for a refill. He said he would write me up for vicodin which was "the same thing". I received minimal, if any pain relief from the vicodin, and that was only if I could take it before pain got bad at all. If the pain was above a 7 I was screwed. The trigger point injections, and the nerve blocks he did, did not work. After round 4, I asked to have my info sent back to my PCP.

Now you have to understand that during these treatments starting in may, my blood pressure had started to slowly go up - to me it seemed directly related to how much pain I was in. On a really bad day it was getting to 140/90, from 120/70ish before that. Anyways - I mentioned the blood pressure thing to my pain doctor and was told that in no way were they related it was just weight gain catching up with me. Well - after 1 week back on the percocet - from my PCP - I went to a appointment yesterday and my BP was at 118/67. It's freaking amazing what having pain medication that actually helps can do! The nurse actually checked it twice, because on my chart it showed a rising BP - notes about possibly starting medication for hypertension - and she said that normally overweight people have high blood pressure.

Anyways the way that I see it - at least thats one thing we can SHOW as medical evidence that we need proper pain treatment. To think that they were discussing 2 different new meds for blood pressure, and all I needed was proper pain control....
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straydog
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   Posted 9/25/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I had to add my 2 cents here, lol. When I was 28 yrs old I was put in the hospital with high blood pressure. I had not been feeling well but could not put a finger on it, other than having horrible headaches. My BP was so high my dr feared a stroke, this is why he put me in. They really had to work to get my BP down. Once they got the BP down of course the H/A went away. I am from the bad gene pool, high BP, high cholesterol, heart problems, the whole gambit. Its on both sides of my family. I was not even close to being over weight when dx'd with the high BP.

I fell bowling and spent a week in the hospital in traction and until they could get my pain under control, my blood pressure was off the scale. Pain can and will drive the BP up, even now, with my BP meds being doubled I am battling high BP. The first thing all my drs ask, is how my pain level is, has anything happened recently.

My  husband is extremely over weight and has been many years. Guess what, he just got put on BP meds & cholesterol meds, for years he had no problems. So, that nurses comment about over weight people having high BP is BS. My husband shot that theory all to hell years ago. Even now, his numbers were not all that bad, it was more of a prevention type thing.

Don't kid yourself for one moment pain can cause your BP to be elevated.
 
Susie

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