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silvergirl9114

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Hey Nicki---this has nothing to do with BC but you have the dubious distinction of being my "go to" nurse---lucky you!

I seem to have come down with the cyber yucky stuff we all have been passing around. I NEVER get sick but this is the pits---chills, muscle aches, headache, can't keep anything down.

I have now up chucked two days worth of blood pressure meds---I take HCTZ, a calcium channel blocker and a beta blocker for essential hypertension. I'm not sure it's even down there long enough to get any benefit from this----should I call my doc before the top of my head blows off or just not lift any heavy objects, like my SO or the car?

As always, thanks. Would call my own PCP but, with my usual flawless timing, it's the weekend and Monday is Christmas Eve---fat chance of getting her, right?

Jeannie
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Jeannie:  You always put a smile on my face when I see a post from you.  I dont think your gonna blow the top of your head off - but I would still call the doctor.  Should be someone on emergency call.  Im not so worried about the water pill, but missing the calcium channel blocker can have its own set of side effects.    There are some calcium channel blockers that you can put under your tongue and it absorbs in the mouth like nitroglycerin does.  If you can, check you blood pressure before you call the doctor.
 
Anyways, I hoping by now you are feeling a little better.  Ginger is really good at helping with nausea.  My moms old remedy was gingerale.  But if you have some ginger, make a cup of tea and put some in there.  And tiny sips.
 
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Thanks Nicki. Feeling a little better today but the thought of making those stupid Swedish meatballs for tomorrow night is making me feel green! What can I think of that has no odor?

There's an up side to everything---I lost 3 pounds!

Have a great holiday and thanks for everything.

Jeannie
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JEannie...hmmm... I got a sure cure for HBP...lol.. come on over and sit by the pool Friday and have a blue drink ...lol... so sorry I 'm gonna miss you this trip too....
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Just wanted to tell you that Avastin made my blood pressure go sky high. Been off a couple of months and the bp is normal.

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