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Have you been able to test your BP when you felt it was high? If so, what was the value?
Thank your for that very informative post.
Have you seen a physician for any of these symptoms?
Do you take any medication or have any known medical problems?
Are you available to chat?
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yes, my blood pressure tested around 145/95 up to 150/105 over the last 3 months. I am getting ready to go take it again as I feel my heart is beating fast right now.
The only medication I take is a nasal spray for allergies and OTC Zegarid.
That is too high...you most likely need to be on medication for that.
could that be causing the lack of eye focus, shakiness, etc.? even tingling in hands/feet?
Possibly, but I would think it would need to be higher to cause all those symptoms.
One thing that comes to mind is MS.
yes, that is a concern of mine as was ALS, but ALS seemed to be more of a weakened limb or muscle. I don't feel any muscle weakness
ALS is not that common....
and typically ALS doesn't affect the eyes or at least that what it says online
That is correct. The eyes are almost never affected with ALS.
I can barely even focus on this computer monitor right now
the only other thing that comes to mind is possible diabetes symptoms. My mother is Type 2 and unfortunately, I have been a large consumer of caffeinated soft drinks over my time and typically work in stressful environments. Do any of these line up with diabetes.
Can you use your moms equipment to test your blood sugars, especially after fasting for 12 hours?
What would be considered a bad sugar level?
a normal fasting level is less then 100 mg/dl. A reading over 126mg/dl is suggestive of diabetes.
ok - thank you.
Random blood sugar testing is not of much value, unless it is over 200 and you have other symptoms.
I suggest you see your primary care MD and see what she says.
have an appt tomorrow
You could also travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.
Sounds like a good plan :)
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