Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Weight down a bit more to 184.8.

I don't think this is tinnitus. It's not really a ringing, it's my pulse. I can hear the blood rushing around. So I'm hoping that if I can get my heart rate under control, it will ease up. I didn't get the new med until last night. Walmart has having problems with the insurance connection and when we picked it up last night, it says not to take it within 4 hours of going to bed. So I took the first dose this afternoon when I got up.

Need to get my sleep pattern under control. Staying up way too late and I know that hampers weight loss and health.

Some great lists:
8 Fatty Foods with Health Benefits
This will warm your heart as it encourages eating some of your beloved foods that you are avoiding because you THINK they aren't healthy.

The Truth behind 5 food myths
OK, the one on salt validates what my cardiologist said! ;-) I definitely need to try to increase my potassium.

Edit to note: Blood pressure today 101/67, heart rate 86 before walking on the treadmill. My cardiologist actually wants to get my BP UP, not down. :-D Yesterday and today I have noticed that my heart is getting lower than it has in a while, so maybe the new med is what I needed. Have an appointment at the acute care clinic at 10:40 tonight! Figured I would take any app't I could get today. Need to go by Walmart and pick up a new book before I go.


Georgia Mist said...

I could hear my pulse pounding in my ears... so off I went to the Doc. He told me I had a severe sinus infection -- took the meds -- and the pounding disappeared!

Diana said...

I don't think I've ever felt that before...just pressure from colds and such.
I hope it gets worked out with the new regimine!

Anonymous said...

I think that can be tinnitus, too. But hopefully if you can get your blood pressure under control the sound will go away...I know how distracting it can be!
And yes, sleep is good...can always use more...
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Anonymous said...

I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend the DASH diet for high blood pressure. It can work wonders in a very short period of time.

And if cholesterol is a problem, I will, here in now, guarantee a huge improvement if you start eating 16 whole (unsalted) almonds a day. Happened to me and every single person I have recommended it to. BIG improvement.

Hang in there, sweetie! :)

Sherry said...

Blood Pressure UP? WOW. My doctor keeps on about how high mine is and now I'm on 2 diferent meds to help control it... One of the reasons I'm changing my lifestyle.

Stumbled across your blog and now I'm following.