Back on ‘the Pill’

Saw the Doc today, and she has confirmed my problem is high blood pressure.
Apparently, one of the diabetes nurses has left so they are running a month or so behind and I should have had my appointment come through at the end of March for April.
If it had, they would have picked it up. She was not pleased.

Normally, I would have been given a gizmo to monitor my blood pressure over a couple of weeks, but as it is still way too high (Saturday 160/100 then 10 minutes later 170/100, and today is not much different) she’s prescribed 4 mg of Perindopril a day.

pillsWhat a waste, all that packaging for a pill not much bigger than the size of a colon

Anyway, Le Beak is OK, just a little inflamed and I should not be surprised if I have another bleed. I’m doing all the right things though, so that’s good to know, but if it continues for more than 10 minutes, then it’s down the hospital for me I’m afraid.

I am having a fasting blood test next week (she couldn’t do one today because the only appointment was late this afternoon and I’d had nothing to eat since 7pm yesterday), and then my full diabetes MOT on the 17th.

Good news is my sugar level is fine as anything up to 8 is acceptable.
sugar chart

However, I was right to be concerned as it is normally just above 4 for me.
I’ve now got 2 weeks to try and lose a bit of weight, so as Hubby also wants to shed a few pounds, as the Con party keep saying, we are all in this together.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Back on ‘the Pill’

  1. Sorry you are back on a pill – but at least it isn’t something worse. I was getting worried there when there hadn’t been any posts!

    • Bless you Sarah. I’m glad I saw the doc and we are getting things sorted. These little gems aren’t beta blockers as I expected, and I don’t know how long I’ll have to take them for, but at least they’re not statins and my diabetes check has finally been arranged.

  2. foguth says:

    I don’t know about you, but if the health care provider is wearing a white coat when she takes my blood pressure, it’s almost always higher – noticeably higher – than if they take it wearing street clothing …
    Good luck with your continuing tests & hope you get a reasonable solution – one without those dratted blister packs, which are the devil to get into.

    • I must admit I thought I’d broken the pill taking it out of the blister, then realised just how tiny it is!
      Blood tests have been a bit iffy in the past and the nurse tends to lie me down first (saves time later trying to pick me up off the floor). I tend to either shut my eyes now or count the cracks in the ceiling!

  3. I must admit your title made me pause. I envisioned tales of boat orgies or something. (my bad) Hopefully, your blood pressure will come under control and you start feeling better.

  4. Capt Jill says:

    hope you get it sorted out soon and you can get back off those pills! the more you take, the worse off, I don’t think pharmaceuticals are really good for anybody in the long run- way too many side effects to most all of them!

    • That’s why I’d rather avoid them. However, I know there are times when I need that little bit of medical support, and I don’t mind that. Hopefully I’ll ony be on these for a couple of months, and we’re looking into our eating habits again for yet another ‘tweaking’.

      • Capt Jill says:

        sounds like you’re doing pretty good.
        They’re always trying to get me to take more pills. I really don’t want to. The more I research, the more problems I see with that route.

      • Exactly. I screwed up my body in my teens and twenties and it’s taken me years to get it sorted to some kind of stability. I certainly don’t want medication to undo that if I can possibly avoid it!

      • Capt Jill says:

        My opinion is that you are the expert on your own body.
        Doctors here think they’re the experts, they don’t LISTEN, they think they know it all.
        I know I do plenty of things I’m ‘not supposed to’, mostly eat things I like to. I’m willing to make the tradeoffs. I don’t want to be fat, get diabetes, etc. But I don’t want to eat crap I hate every day for the rest of my life either. It’s a tradeoff and I’ve made my choice.
        If I die a couple of years earlier, then hey, so what, at least I had a good time and LIVED my life. They don’t understand that attitude at all.
        Even thin and healthy people die at some point!

      • Note, all these things are free (love that word)

  5. scifihammy says:

    Sorry to hear you need the meds, but best to get your BP down as soon as possible. I’m sure you’ll get everything back under control again. 🙂

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