That blood pressure thing
Posted by tim in I Feel Sick on March 1, 2009

Nearly a week after the official diagnosis, I am here to report.

I went to the doctor's office last Tuesday morning for what I figured to be a simple consult with the doctor. This turned out to be a bit more, as they took my blood pressure reading again (it was still in the 140's/90's), took my body temperature, measured my pulse, listened to my heart, listened to my breathing, and after I had the consult with the doctor they rolled in a machine for an ECG!

Before I left though, the doctor wrote me a prescription for Lisinopril, 20mg daily. She also asked me to schedule a fasting lab for this next Tuesday, and a follow-up for sometime around the end of the month.

I took the prescription to the local pharmacy after I got home from work that evening and received my order in about 15 minutes. I took the first dose after I got home, and the next day I felt dead. I don't know if it was due to the stress of getting diagnosed with something, or if it was from the medicine, but I really did not feel like myself. I made it through the week though, and I'm almost back to feeling normal.

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