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Hello everyone. This is my first post.. I have a difficult decision for me but feel I need to do it. A little background. About 7 years ago I went in to my GP to have a prostate exam with the old glove and lube. When the nurse took my BP it was 210/118. She left the reading on a stickie on the office door for my GP to see when she came in to see me. When my GP cam in and saw it she took my reading again. It was still high. SHe immediately slapped me on Coversyl and a water pill and sent me on my way. No going home with a home monitor No hospital for tests. Just meds and home.
I read my BP at home and could always get it down to 120's / 80's after about 5 or 6 reading. one day I read it and it was 170 over 95 and I got fed up.. Havent read it since.
Now in the 7 or so years over time. I have come down with Erectile Dysfunction....Vision Problems and Gout. All side effects of the drugs. WHen I asked her to switch my meds she said she liked the meds I was on and gave me a prescription for Viagra. When I used to come in with my readings 120's over 80's, she would tell me we could get them lower. Now I am going to be 60 this year. I am tired of worrying about my BP. She never explained that at my age 140's over 90's is ok... Gotta get it lower.. Im tired of worrying about my weight.. What I eat ... What I drink.. I want my life back.. and all the side effects... Im done.. She asked me to take 2 readings a day for one month before I come into see her... THat is 60 readings.. to see if we can lower the meds.. Who has the time for that.
So I have decided I think .. that in 2 weeks when I go into see her.. I am going to start over to see what my BP really is in a relaxed environment and then providing on what meds I need.. to switch the meds so dont get the bad side effects.. or I am switching doctors.. I dont like the way this whole situation has been handled.. and there have been other issues as well. I have lost some trust in her.. Any opinions..
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