So what happened?

@Lucky15 (37346)
Philippines
April 9, 2023 6:48pm CST
Maybe I have dealt with a lot of things. From one quiz bowl to another, seminar here there, and everywhere. The next thing I know, I have to go through bloodwork. The results came out fine with cholesterol a bit more than normal which is fine according to the medical tech. My ECG is ok too but it depends on the cardiologist. But what happened? I was just trying to talk to our instructor when a group of nursing students checked my blood pressure despite the fact that I told them that I am a student and not a member of the faculty. . 200/120.. Heartbeat and pulse rate are There are no symptoms that I have that high. I am not hypertensive before that. The next thing I know, i was told to go to the university clinic and have to take the ambulance. Monitored for hours, and gladly i have three-hour vacant. The student nurse always came with that figure and both arms were bruised surprised her since it is not common for her, not sure though. The bruises lasted for 4 days. I have to take medicines that can make my blood pressure down and i have to sign a waiver just in case something will happen to me. And have had to take medications since then that made me sleepy even during classes. It was just last week that I have the COURAGE to take the recommended blood work and it was just last week that there is an available cardiologist with that i have to make an appointment. Scheduled for Friday afternoon. I am thankful to Him that everything is fine. But have to take medicines though. LOL!
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
10 Apr 23
Needing to take medicines for high BP isn't unusual for someone under a lot of stress at work or school. Not seeing signs of high BP isn't unusual, either. It's only after we're told that little annoyances we've noticed while doing stressful things are signs of high BP do we realize that those little signs have been around for a while but we feel fine so we don't pay attention to them. That's the way it was for me, too. I was at my doctor getting a routine physical when she told me my BP was high enough that I needed to be in the Emergency Room because I may be trying to have a stroke. I couldn't believe there was anything wrong with me. I still felt fine... I take my blood pressure twice a day. I take it once when I wake up and again in the evening. If my BP is over 140/80, I have to take my BP medication to bring my blood pressure down to "normal". IF I take my BP medication, then in half an hour, I have to take my BP again. If it is still above that level, then I take a second BP medication, wait half an hour and take it again. If my BP is still higher than 140/80 after taking my BP meds two times, then I'm supposed to go to the ER. (I've never needed to go to the ER over my BP yet.) I'm sure you'll be fine. Please keep me posted. You know I care.
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
10 Apr 23
i have to take meds that can "normalize" my bp. three times a day. the ones that i bought at first made me sleepy during classes and i always run out of breath even with just simple walking. then i change the brand of the medicine and i feel much better now. yes, the doctor said "you don't know what is happening inside you", then i have to tell him our medical history and it made sense to him more that i might have the same issue with the heart that is running in the family.
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
10 Apr 23
@Lucky15 I understand. Doctors always want to know medical history of my family, in case I have some of the same problems that they have. My doctor worries that I may have a heart attack or stroke since those are what killed my dad and mom. (Dad had a heart attack and mom had a stroke.) Dad had high blood pressure and mom had low blood pressure.
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
10 Apr 23
@DaddyEvil Yes, they had to figure out where it is coming from. so i have to be more open which i really don't do often. thus he told me to see a cardiologist but there was no cardiologist around that time so i have waited two weeks for an appointment. i must admit, it scares the hell out of me so i took the strength to admit to myself that i am not ok and have some blood work
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@jstory07 (134422)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Apr 23
I hope everything will be ok and you will be back to normal.
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
10 Apr 23
praying that everything will be fine, judy and thank u
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@Shavkat (137214)
• Philippines
10 Apr 23
I hope you are not diabetic. Your blood pressure is quite high.
@RebeccasFarm (86757)
• United States
7 May
I saw that movie too in the photo you put here..it was super!!
@RebeccasFarm (86757)
• United States
10 Apr 23
I am so sorry all this..hope you can recoup in the coming days
@HannSha (46)
24 Feb
whats Your Diagnosis? i think better to undergo general evaluation check up.sometimes we dont have any clue what are right diagnosis and sometimes we got misdiagnose by our doctors
@RubyHawk (99425)
• Atlanta, Georgia
10 Apr 23
I hope your meds brings everything back to normal.