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Aug 10, 2011 - 0 comments

Well, this past Monday I went to my rheumatologists appointment and when my blood pressure was taken it was 72/54. The nurse made a comment that no wonder I had slept the entire time I had been in the waiting room,that's an hour and a half waiting, my blood pressure was low. Now it normally runs low-normal at 110/74, which is excellent, but after the episode over the weekend, it really concerned me. I had fallen asleep fairly early and awoke to be really disoriented over the weekend. I had no coordination, was very dizzy, and couldn't focus my eyes even if I closed 1 of them to try and see. This continued without improvement so I went back to bed. The next morning, I made mention to family what happened, just in case anything ever did happen to me, they would have info to disclose to whom ever needed to know. But after learning my blood pressure was low Monday, I decided to research low blood pressure. Well now I am really concerned! I had some testing done today and I requested my blood pressure to be taken, it was 91/67. Borderline low I guess, still lower then I normally run. And last Friday at my GP it was 103/69. So, I hear it could be dehydration, and due to lack of blood, there's insufficient getting to my brain, hence the dizzy spell I experienced. I am going to try to really hydrate myself and see if it gets ok.    

Endoscopy tomorrow

Feb 08, 2011 - 0 comments
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Will recheck to see if ulcers are gone.

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Medications

Feb 08, 2011 - 0 comments

so far my migraines have been under control with the help of medication from my Neurologist. I am currently taking between 175-200 mg of  Topamax at bedtime  daily.

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new health probs

Feb 08, 2011 - 0 comments
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Seems as new problems arise with my health, my anxiety is affected. No one can ever seem to give a definite answer as to what is going on with me, are other problems linked somehow, and more importantly is WHY! What is the underlying problem causing all the string of events (problems). So each doctor continues to treat me as though there is only this 1 thing wrong, and not even knowing if they are related.
For the obvious, I am overwhelmed! Repeat dr.s visits, and generalized answers. :(  And still I try to find my own answers and that can be even scarier!

Folliculitis. It is what I have been diagnosed with today. The severe pitting edema may or may not be related. I have severe venous reflux, moderate deep vein reflux (both compromises blood flow and has caused some of the swelling in my legs), and I am also pre-diabetic with symptoms, But my whole body is swelling up terribly and its intermittent. My legs, ankles and feet are the only swelling consistencies. I also have psoriasis/eczema with pustules
on the palms of my hands. This resembles somewhat the "folliculitis" and the dermatologist only says she doesnt know if they are spreading either. :((  What does she know? Is she sure it is what she thinks? Of course because it is so generalized that it is a term used to describe a symptom, not the problem!


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