I haven't been here in awhile. I've had alot going on. Days of not feeling so well (other than the kidneys)
In the past (good 2 mos.) my blood pressure has really been elevated. The 5th of Dec. My husband was having surgery & my BP was out the roof. I notified my out of town Neprologist who had me double my Lisinopril. I've also had to recently change the beta blocker I was taking to Bystolic cause of the pvc's & pac's I've had for yrs.
My BP will be ok most of the day (now/ finally) but STILL it goes UP every evening anywhere from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Yesterday I "thought" it was going to stay ok as at 6:30 pm it was still good then at 10:00 it was back up to 150/80. Course my Nep. Wants it down to 120/ or as low as possible. Tonight it was 150/80 by 6:00 pm.
Holiday eating got me really messed up I know. Having to go certain places & what do you eat. I'm sure it started bad around Nov. & just escalated just like my eating has. I've been stressed over the blood pressure which I've thought I've had chest pain, can't get a Dr in my home town to "care", My husband's surgery & caring for him stressed me but he is much better now. Stress makes me eat.....
I have alot of fatigue from other health issues & I didn't like to cook anyway but standing & cooking has never been my thing even if I didn't have the fatigue.
Something's "that are kidney friendly" I either don't like or bother my stomach.
Gluten free foods work better for my colon. Finding low sodium items are few. When I was doing "good" I was living off of the same foods everyday & it was very little.
I don't know what to eat & I'm really worried when I go back to my Nep. In 7 days he will increase my BP again. I'm to be keeping a record of the readings. I stay SO COLD all the time & I think it's all the BP med.
I take 20 mg. lisinopril a.m. , 20mg. Late afternoon, & 2.5 mg bystolic (lowers bp also) at bedtime.
Thanks for listening & appreciate any advice on lowering bp.
Hope you all have a happy blessed healthy new year.
Stage 3 CKD