I had suspected for a month or so that having high blood pressure was soon going to be a problem for me. Because of the lack of health insurance, I had put off going to the doctor and had been researching ways to lower my blood pressure naturally.
I didn’t start soon enough. I’ve been monitoring my blood pressure at home and this week it finally scared me bad enough to go to the doctor. My dad died of a heart attack because of his high blood pressure so I’m a little freaked out.
OK a lot freaked out.
So now I’m regulated to taking a pill every night and going to the doctor every 4 or 5 days until they can decide what medication and dosage is going to work best to manage my high blood pressure. So I’ll keep doing what I can naturally. And doing what the doctor says. And praying that I can keep from worrying about it. That isn’t going to help anyway.
Andrew is freaking out and suddenly very clingy. He knows that high blood pressure is the same condition his Papa died of, so he’s having a really hard time with it. I wish I knew what to tell him.Photo courtesy of www.sxc.hu/profile/CWMGary
Sorry for your diagnosis but this can be managed. You’re doing the right thing by seeing the doctor and hopefully they can get the right med dosage soon. Kudos to you for trying some natural remedies as well. Hope once it’s under control you and Andrew won’t have to worry so much.
Shannon Smith says
Thanks Christina. I just wish I’d started a long time and not let it get to this point. But it is what it is I guess. LOL
Make sure you let your doctor know what natural remedies you are using so their aren’t any complications. Sorry for the diagnosis, but glad you caught it :)
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Shannon Smith says
Thanks Val. I will. So far for the most part it’s just making better decisions for eating and drinking. But I’m sure as I do the research, I’ll try other things too. I’m really into essential oils right now, but I can’t afford to get the ones it recommends for this condition. My next step is going to be looking at ways to increase my income to afford to eat better as well as get the extras like staying on my vitamins.