Saturday, May 24, 2014


As I have posted in the past my high blood pressure problems and the difficulties trying to control and monitor it and I want to give an update.

Since my father passed away last week I started having some dizzy spells. I did not check it last week with everything going on. On Monday I checked it in the morning and it was normal. While at work I started having extreme dizzy spells almost to the point of passing out. I would grab walls or other support to keep from falling.

On Tuesday I checked in the morning and it was normal (I drink coffee and smoke cigs to wake up). I had more severe spells throughout the day.

On Wednesday it was normal again. I decided to take my monitor to work and took readings throughout the day when these spells hit. One reading was 91/53 and I was still low that evening and have discontinued my evening dose.

Thursday I called the Doc and made an appointment. Still low with the dizzy spells.

Friday the wife developed a kidney stone and I spent most of the day in the ER watching her cry and doubled over in pain until the morphine kicked in. I could not monitor but had one spell where the lights almost went out. Still low last night so I skipped meds again.

This morning I was 121/78 after not having meds for almost 24 hours. I see the Doc at 10:15 today and can give no reason for the drop in BP. This will be an interesting visit as we have worked so hard to get it down and all of a sudden I am bottoming out.

1 comment:

  1. Take care, Alan. I'm on a handful of meds a day and have 4 stents. You are not alone. Even though, as one gets older, you "know" your parents will pass it still isn't an easy thing. If you ever need to "chat" you can get my email under Patriot Plate over by Kenny.
    I'll try and stop by more often - time, energy and $$$ are in short supply...
    God Bless.
    You have Brothers out there.
    III to III