I am feeling really lousy today. I felt a little off last night and also as I mentioned, I have been concerned because my blood pressure has been creeping back up. I cut out coffee because I thought that might be the culprit; I switched to one cup of matcha green tea in the morning and then only decaf stuff like herbal teas later in the day. Well that didn't really help, so I also stopped salting my food. Then I cut the tea out completely and even the decaf coffee. With my headaches back and some serious fatigue along with these feet not healing, I am concerned enough that I set an appointment for next week with a specialist that I've seen before. But this morning I felt SO awful that I decided to stop in and have my blood pressure checked at my primary care doctor after I took my daughter to school.
Well, it was still elevated, about the same as home... in the 140's over high 80's. I told her I am already taking garlic capsules, fish oil, and have taken dietary measures but am concerned especially with the headaches and the occasional higher blood pressure spike. So they gave me an appointment with my primary doctor tomorrow and I hope he can help me out. I admit I am very concerned about possibly being put on blood pressure medication, but I am even more concerned about stroke and heart disease so I will do whatever he recommends. And then when I see the specialist next week, I will get his input as well. I have a great deal of respect for and trust in the specialist, so if he tells me I need to change my diet I will do it, although I hope he thinks Medifast is a good thing to stick to. My primary care doctor has always been supportive and encouraged me to stick with it. So, we'll see. I honestly feel so awful I will do whatever the doctors think I should, within reason (no diet pills etc). My energy is so low that I have gotten almost nothing done today... just paperwork, phone calls and a load of wash is started. I feel like I could just go to bed. Looking forward to the medical feedback this week... I need it.
Friday Update and Reality Check
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