Three weeks ago I attended a doctor in with a constant cough and whezz. Got antibotics and an inhaler
and two hours later I was vomiting up yellow stuff, headache, coughing. Anyhow went back to the doctor and was given an injection to stop the vomiting.. my blood pressure
was also at 200 (I'm severly overweight at 21 stone which doesn't help). Anyhow I was given option then to wait at clinic for 30 min or go to the hospital. My husband insisted I go to hospital.
Arrived to hospital- my blood pressure was still high and was still coughing and wheezing. Had the heart tracer, bloods done and got tablets and felt a bit better. Was in hospital from the Thursday to the Monday and during that time I was on the nuebliser three times a day, got steroids three times a day through the IV, was on two diferent antibotics. Had chest x-day which showed up a bad chest infection so I was also put on a steroid inhaler twice a day. Along with the chest x- ray I had a kidney scan which came back clear and also done the 24 hour urine collection. Bloods came back that I had high cholesterol which is my own fault I know but I joined slimming class last week and trying to eat right.
At the time the doctor told me he would give me a few months to try and brinh my cholestral down and I'm see months I would have to have another blood test to check and if still high I would have to go on tablet. (I'm 33 years old)
Worringly enough my blood pressure was up from the Thu to the Monday...it was always up at the 190's bar the time the doctor gave me a blood pressure tablet Which brought it down to 170's.. when left the hospital on that monday the doc didn't want to put me on blood pressure tablet as I've never had high blood pressure before and theyfelt maybe it's because of all the medication I am on coupled with the chest infection which is fair enough. however they said i would have to go on the 24 hour blood peessure monitor..So the doctor in the hospital wrote to my own doctor in when I was discharged on Monday the 9th of nov and LGH signed me off work until 18th November and I went back to work on the Wednesday (last wed) and felt ok but drained..(also suffer from depression and am on an anti depressant ).. Thursday I went to work and could feel a sore head coming on..and when I woke on Friday I knew I shouldn't have gone to work but I did.. I felt awful.. drained..sick..thought was going to vomit and the only way to describe the head ache I had was severe... Anyhow left work at 3.30 Friday to go back to doctor and my blood pressure was at 197.. took a 5mg blood pressure tablet and went home and rested for the day but am stressing about my blood pressure and of course the weight I have let myself get to which isn't helping. So my doctor told me to go back on Saturday morning for another blood pressure check and my blood pressure was down to 174. Was told to take 2 x 5mg tablets on the Sunday morning and to go back to doctor to have fasting bloods taken and also blood pressure and at that point I might have to go on the blood pressure monitor for 24 hours. Having taken the 10mg blood pressure tablet yesterday I felt tired, drained, faint and a bit sick all day yesterday. And I uni I'm worrying and stressing about it all also.. and I feel a bit down in the dumps and withdrawn from everyone (which I think is the depression cropping up which it does from time to time) I feel worn out and emotional .. so I didn't go to work today coz I'm scared my blood pessure will go sky high and to be honest I don't have the energy to be listening to customers roaring down the phone at me.
So yeah - I just am not happy with my own doctor to be honest and yet I wonder is there anything else that can be done or am I expecting too much