I am 44 years old. Mother of 2 children ages 19 and 16. Up until this past February 2010 I would have considered myself to be fairly healthy, active always on the go type of person. In September 2009 my husband suffered a major stroke and was hospitalized for 3 months. In February he was doing his routine blood pressure with our machine that we purchased for home. On this particular evening I thought I'd check mine too. I thought the machine was broken or maybe the cuff was the wrong size but after checking it 3 times the average reading was 210/141 pulse 110.
I went to my family doctor who immediately referred me to a Cardiologist. I was put on 2-1mg. Mavik, 1 Spirozene 25/25 and a low dose aspirin. I was so sick the first two weeks with dizzy spells and so sleepy could not keep my eyes open after only being awake for a few hours at a time. All of my bloodwork came back normal, cholesteral good, triglycerides good , white and red cell count good, thyroid good, creatinine good. My iron was very low and am taking iron supplements. It has now been 5 months since this all started. I have been to the Cardiogist for 8 visits. At each visit my meds have been changed either a pill added or a dosage changed. I am currently on 1 mavik, 1-120mg of Dilthazen, 1/2 spirozen 25/25, 1 iron pill and 1 low dose aspirin. The ultrasound of my heart showed no significant signs of the valve walls thickening yet. So far my high blood pressure has not shown damage to my heart yet. On my last visit (4 days ago) I asked my cardiologist if I could please have an ultra sound of the veins in my neck. She said that could be arranged. My blood pressure is still very high right now as I sit here my blood pressure is 143/98 pulse 98 if walk from the bathroom to the kitchen my bloodpressure goes up around 154/101. I understand that she is trying to get my bloodpressure under control but shouldn't she be finding the cause of this? Maybe I have a blockage somewhere? I am starting to get very frustrated and I don't feel very well at all. I am not used to not moving around. What am I suppose to be asking next?
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