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I'm a newbee to this side of things, I went to see my psychiatric consultant, and naturally they first train in general medical health, and he felt he should take my blood pressure, so naturally I agreed, and told me I was 200 over whatever it should be, so my sister who was with me confers and said it should never be more than 140, so obviously I'm concerned as is my consultant, he said imperitive I get an appt about it within the week, well as things go nowadays the soonest they can see me is 22nd, which is nearly two weeks away.
But I am consulting my sister who is well up having high blood pressure herself and looked after Mum who also had it, as does incidentally my married sister, so as I understand it they check it again, and put you on a regime of tablets, no problem, understand you can't drink on them but I'm not a drinker these days, hardly at all, so won't be a loss, and they don't put on weight and sis maintains they may help calm me down to the point I no longer need to have so much depot injection which I have for my schizophrenia, as it will in some ways double up, and the depot does put me on a lot of weight, which naturally isn't helping and I'm not very good at exercising.
I do try to do some daily workouts at home from the NHS choices website but have late nights and irregular hours, again from my mental health and sometimes I'm too shattered come the morning, if I;ve been up all night.
I also have a prolapsed bowel, distended colon in other words to content with which where the muscles don't function I am violently straining as well as digitating and using a home colonic irrigation kit, I could do with using it five times a day at least, where I am so frequent and its always trapped but they've told me they only issue for once a day and thats all that's advised.
I'm 57 now, I spose I have to expect this stuff. I try to keep sane with hobbies and I'm artist of the month at the Mad Cucumber restaurant where my framed photos are on display/sale and I recite poetry there once a month as well, and there's art and creative writing, and lots of buffet style entertaining I am doing in the run up to Christmas, but its knocked my confidence a little this, one more illness to chalk up in a sense.
Anyone know how long before or how many checks they have to do before they will allow you to go on medication for high blood? I'd be really interested to know and a bit reassured, thanks, Fiona
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