Feeling tired, but not ready for sleep. My mind won't shut down, spinning with all the info I have found and been given by the doctors. Finding out you have Type 2 Diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure, with a murmur and a thickening heart muscle, and basically a stroke waiting to happen, at 36, with 3 kids and a husband to take care of. I know that over thinking things will only add to my stress. But I need all the info I can find.
Finding out I had high blood pressure was an experience, for the last year, I have had debilitating migraines, bad enough I was in bed most of the time, and to the ER 4 times. The last time, Nov. 4 this year, I found out my blood pressure was 234/134!!! The doctor said that each time I had been in it was high, but not that high and they weren't sure if it was the pain causing the pressure spikes or the pressure causing the pain. He said "I am gonna be blunt, it is to damned high, your a stroke waiting to happen!" Well, thanks to hubbies job, I have insurance and I finally went to the doctor. On 6 meds and 5 supplements right now. And since the meds, no migraines, just small headaches. And not every day like before, just maybe once a week :) Very happy with that. I am glad I found this site, and I am joining a support group on Monday.
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