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I was first diagnosed with high blood pressure at the acupuncturist around six months ago and then subsequently the doctors approx 159/107. I was started on Ramipril 5mg and now combined with Amlopidine 5mg and I am still feeling no better. Today I feel like I've been punched in the jaw but no chest pains and just a touch of light headiness. I know that the doctor will now have to increase my dosage or put something else in the mix and I am miserable as sin. I had a lot of bereavement and other issues recently which is when I first started to feel poorly, although the stress has passed a little emotionally, I'm now an anxiety ridden wreck. Every pain or twitch I imagine is going to lead to a stroke or heart attack. The doctors can't work out why I have HBP as I am slim and 47 with a healthy diet, however he did ask me how much I drank, and I was fairly honest, not much in the week but can certainly drink a bottle or red on a Saturday which appauled him. There are 10 units in that, you can't save them up you know he yelled..I don't think it was that bad
Anyway, I do feel this is all down to anxiety but the HBP remains and I'm not sure what to do next, I feel like a walking time bomb. Everytime my BP is taken the nurse/doctors purse their lips and up the dosage. I'm just off for hypnotherapy in a bit to give that a whirl, though the hypnotherapist herself mentioned she has HBP so not holding out much hope.
Any advice/guidance would be welcomed, I'm not sure where to turn next. I know this in not the worse set of circumstances but I do feel a bit lost.
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