Saturday, January 22, 2011

blood pressure and pulse rates

I went this past Tuesday for my tilt table test. My gastroenterologist issued the test because my pulse has been running high and I’ve been blacking out from time to time (mainly on the weekends whenever I clean out… nothing major to me). All of this has been going on for about six months and I decided I’d better run it by my GI doc. He said GP patients sometimes have issues with blood pressure and pulse rates. I could be dehydrating on the weekends while cleaning out but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

The tilt table test was a really easy test. The hardest part was staying still for an hour and a half. I did get dizzy when the table raised and lowered positions but no blacking out which was good. My pulse being the main issue was interesting; having to be still-not moving you would think that my pulse would run lower. The lowest my pulse ran was in the low one hundreds and the highest was in the low one twenties. The said that indicated that something was going on (that’s just great… NOT!) but my blood pressure was just fine.

I’ve felt really good this week which is really nice. The cold weather seems to agree with me better than warmer weather even though I FREEZE. I’m trying to eat healthier and follow my diet regimen. I start therapy Wednesday… it’s going to be interesting to say the least. Other than that, it has been a very calm week.

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