Do You Always Follow Your Doctor's Advice?
July 23, 2017 8:25am CST
My doctor blamed me for not taking my maintenance medicine for hypertension after I suffered a mild stroke last week. All along, I was confident that I need not take the meds for hypertension because I had my daily 30-minute exercise , and was conscious of my diet. But during my birthday celebration with my family, I was tempted to eat roasted pork skin, and roasted chicken, also with the skin! I did not know that it raised my cholesterol level, and the next day,I woke up so dizzy! That was the first time I experienced it! My husband rushed me to the hospital, where we found out my BP rose to 160/100. So I was confined for two days! My doctor blamed me for being so hard-headed! Do you also take maintenance meds and always follow your doctor?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
@acelawrites I wish you success my friend. Yes my son's health is a great concern to me. Sadly, he is grown, so I cannot input. What were the symptoms of your stroke if you do not mind me asking? I am convinced my son has had one and has not gone to the doc.
@TiarasOceanView I felt some numbness on my left arm, then was so dizzy I wanted to vomit and I do not want to smell bad odors! (like when I was pregnant!) Also some headache! So I was asked to undergo a CT scan (head scan) and there they found it!
• United States
I take my meds for hypertension religiously. Nothing I do seems to make it go down. I watch my diet and avoid sodium, I walk as much around the house as possible but because of my scoliosis (crooked back) and arthritis I can't walk far without pain. I avoid soda, drink lots of water. But if I miss a dose that BP skyrockets right up there. Sometimes I have to take half a tablet more as the regular dose sometimes doesn't keep it down. So you, I do what my doctor says for it because I don't want to have a stroke. I hope you get better soon! Next time you think you don't need a medication ask your doctor before you quit. Our bodies can fool us into thinking one thing while they are doing another!
That was my mistake, I refused to take chemical meds saying I don't feel anything bad in my body and I felt so healthy because I used to sweat a lot from my morning walks and biking; also I was so conscious of what I was eating!