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Jake'sMom
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   Posted 9/18/2015 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. I'm not new to HW, but have never posted in this forum

I'm having some issues with blood pressure. I've always had a bit of high pressure, and at one point was on 3 meds.

I recently had a radical hysterectomy with removal of tumors and cysts, along with scar tissue. During the end of the surgery, and going into recovery, my pressure dropped to 60/20, and they had to shoot me with adrenaline to get it back up.

It continued to be low, and drop dangerously low when I would fall asleep. When I was released, I was told to monitor it closely, stop all meds of course, and see my primary about adjusting meds.

I've been monitoring it every 2 hours or so, and it drops pretty low in the evenings. I feel it drop. I get clammy, have chest pains, difficulty breathing (heaviness) dizziness, and blurry vision when it happens. It runs fairly normal in the mornings, and in the afternoon it even gets a bit high. Especially my diastolic number. Then in the evening/night it drops to 88/59, and that's too low for comfort. Especially since it causes symptoms.

I see a cardiologist next Thursday. Have any of you had these symptoms? If so, what can be the cause of all of this? I'm still recovering from my hysterectomy, so I can't do a stress test yet.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 9/19/2015 4:36 AM (GMT -6)   
hi jm. you know me, I get around. got some scary numbers going on. seems like maybe some form of postral drop? lying down to raising, seated to standing. I use to get this a bit, maybe there is something similar going on? right move seeing the cardiologist. others will come on with further info. take care. keep us posted if that is okay.
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Jake'sMom
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   Posted 9/19/2015 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, HT. I appreciate it. I will definitely keep you updated. Hope you're having a good day.
Stacey

Osteoarthritis, bursitis, Cervical Disc Disease - pinched nerves, Raynaud's, migraines, severe anemia, severe allergies, anxiety & PTSD

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   Posted 9/19/2015 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
still kicking and screaming!
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Jake'sMom
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   Posted Today 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
So cardiologist ordered a stress test, echocardiogram, and a monitor I have to wear for a month. Probably pretty normal things.

I'm also having very high potassium numbers in my blood work. Wondering if anyone here has had that happen. I've read that it can cause congestive heart failure.

I know it also has a connection with kidney disease. So much going on with my body! I'd like to trade it in for a younger model.
Stacey

Osteoarthritis, bursitis, Cervical Disc Disease - pinched nerves, Raynaud's, migraines, severe anemia, severe allergies, anxiety & PTSD

theHTreturns...
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   Posted Today 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
high potassium-could just be up a little, if there were serious numbers action would be taken. I had acute renal failure, but not related to potassium. your cardiologist is all over it doing the regular checks, good. keep strong mate. Jamie.
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