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I think I've got some kind of flu after my holiday in Greece, last week. When I arrived home last Friday in the morning, everything was fine. By the end of the day, I've got very tired but it didn't concerned me too much as this usual for me after having too much sun.
Saturday morning when I woke up, all the typical flu symptoms were present: sore throat, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, pain behind the eyes (especially when moving them). The symptoms evolved in the next days, and I've started to cough compulsively especially during the night and to have fever.
Now the coughis still there, but very manageable. At least I can sleep. The fever seems to be gone as well. The thing I'm most concern about is my heart rate and my blood pressure.
For some 2-3 days in a row now, my blood pressure is elevated but my heart rate seems to be too low.
Here are some readings.
Before having the flu:
10/06/2018 - 124/80 78HR
12/06/2018 - 122/71 87HR
When flu present:
18:23 - 182/108 61HR (I was feeling weird; like something was pumping in my stomach and very sleepy; multiple measurements were done to confirm)
18:34 - 161/94 64HR
19:21 - 149/95 56HR
20:04 - 128/86 65HR
20:30 - 133/91 68HR
20:55 - 143/94 58HR
21:21 - 148/89 58HR
02:10 - 127/81 63HR
13:39 - 144/93 71HR
15:35 - 146/93 62HR
17:36 - 144/89 59HR
18:18 - 146/91 56HR
19:54 - 138/85 64HR
01:52 - 126/83 61HR
11:20 - 153/100 62HR
12:06 - 154/102 63HR
The reason I keep an eye on my blood pressure is because I'm a diabetic type 1 for some 30 years now. In time, I've developed kidney complications that lead to higher than normal blood pressure. Normally, I use Irbesartan to treat this, but it's an on and off thing, as I'm not very consistent. The reading you see there before my holiday, is my normal blood pressure without medication of any sort.
What I could see is, the higher the blood pressure goes, the lower the heart rate goes. My normal heart rate when resting and fully awake and alert never goes below 70. Only when I'm about to fall asleep, it drops below 70.
So any idea what this can be? It isn't anxiety or anything like that. Most probably that would involve an elevated heart rate. Actually I'm quite calm, even too calm. I'm always sleepy, and sometimes even a bit confused. I feel this pressure in my skull somehow. Weird stuff.
Another weird thing is the fact that most of the day, I can hear my blood flow through my ears, pumping, but not like percussion. It's slower than that
I've read a lot of scary things about Legionella. Could this be the case? Any idea people?
The GP is the UK is pretty much useless.
Thanks a lot for reading my post.
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