I'm having a bad day lol. Went in for my second visit to my rhemy this morning and my BP was 170/90. This is much higher than it normally is.
After letting her know my pain level has been worse the last month she upped my pain meds and told me no more ibuprophen or nsaids that raise BP. I ended up with sulindac ( does not raise BP ).
A year ago my wieght was at 300lbs with out of control diabetes and eating ibuprophen like candy and I was never that high.
Now my wieght is 220 @ 6'1. I excercise. Eat a low carb diet and try and be healthy. It seems like the harder I try the worse this is getting.
I work in the mornings and early afternoons ( Network/IT consultant) and take no meds for pain during these times. I just suck it up and work.
Is the pain causing the bp to go up that high? Is this normal in chronic pain. Am I going to have to be more aggressive with pain management to get that bp back down to normal levels?
I am doing everything I should do to make life better. I work everyday to bring money home to my family. I lose wieght. Excersise. Eat right. And still I get hammered by life. Okay... Guess im ready for those anti depressants now.