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Quick update on health stuff

Since I mentioned last week's weird illness...

I have had somewhat high-normal blood pressure for quite a while.
The last year or so it's been climbing into dangerous ranges.
I had a doctor's appointment on Monday to follow up on the Januvia (new diabetic drug); the doctor had asked me to check my blood pressure daily along with blood sugars, and get back to him with results.
It was never below 135/82 during that time. At the office, it was 151/95.
Yeah, those are well into the danger zone, so I'm now taking "allopril" ... and the past few days I've felt SO MUCH BETTER it's amazing. And my bp this morning is 126/69, which is well into the 'good' range.

So, is it behind the fatigue? Dunno. My "excessive daytime sleepiness" - EDS, a narcolepsy thing, is still high and not really improving. On the other hand if I don't feel too sick to do stuff, I can start doing stuff.

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cobie
Mar. 5th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
yay, stuff!
foomf
Mar. 5th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Stuff, what's up with the next page of sketchy conspiratorial goodness?
cobie
Mar. 5th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
people have taken a bit of a hiatus for some reason. this is partly my doing since i've not been diligent about enforcing deadlines. and for home brew, i'm just sitting on their submitted page as i iron out what's going on with the site upgrade/update. we'll get back on track.
liralen
Mar. 5th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Wow. I'm glad you looked into it!!
drath
Mar. 5th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Stuff!! "Doing stuff is what we likes to do!" Doughnut?
foomf
Mar. 5th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
No doughnut for me :(

I might actually take out recyclables, vacuum, clean, and do laundry!
bigangry
Mar. 5th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Man, great that you're feeling better!

I'm on lisinopril myself, since I'm so enormously, disgustingly huge that my blood pressure was meandering into dangerous range, and at my last doctor's appointment, I was at 122/79, so it's working damn well.
foomf
Mar. 5th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
I don't know how much of my high was due to my huge-osity (I would mind my bodyweight MUCH less if my body composition were more appropriate) but I suspect that some of it is due to issues with aging.
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