Sleep problems

I no longer work as I am definitely disabled, but have another 10 years before reaching retirement age and had planned to work for my entire life. Best laid plans sometimes just aren’t what was meant for us. I was walking one to two miles per day plus whatever my daily activites required but have slid backward a bit to mostly just the daily activity but even that has lessened by quite a bit. I see a pulmonologist soon so hopefully he will have something helpful for me. I had a bout with COVID last year that seemed to be the start of the extreme fatigue, but can’t be certain. hopefully my swimming makes up for not walking as much. I am proud of you for your walking. It likely is that many steps.

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thanks i wish i could swim , but 2014 i was going to acupunture for four years for emotional problems and then i lost cofidence in pool and couldnt eventualy swim even in shallow end, the fear didnt come out and i kept pushing it away from what i was going for treatment for

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what does the question mean?

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That doesn’t seem too bad but can you get that top number 126 (systolic) any lower? I think they like it below 120 over 80. The bottom number 71 (diastolic) is perfect. If all your readings have been similar, top number being over 120 it might be an idea to see your doctor and take those readings with you. You’re still in the range of pre-high blood pressure, but with your current symptoms of being tired and dizziness, the doc might want to keep an eye on it.

What you could do is make the gp appointment now and in the mean time get your chemist to fit you with one of those 24hr bp monitors. That will give a better range of readings for both day and night to give to your gp. That’ll help speed the process up to getting this sorted out soonest.
Most chemist take blood pressure readings now and fit monitors. Think it’s something started post covid to relieve the pressure on surgeries.

I think what @Kusal might mean is:
Is there a marked difference in your blood pressure when lying down compared to when you take it standing up.

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dont know never took lying down

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Thanks EmeraldEyes for explaining this in such a easy way, this is exactly what I mean.

Kind regards

Kusal, Stroke OT

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the health shop confermed about bp and blood thinners that you cant use magnisium oil, she sugested a lavender and arnica for joints

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I wish you could swim as well, mostly because I find it enjoyable, and wrongly think everyone would. I don’t actually swim the entire time. I swim but mostly what I have been doing is stretching by moving in ways I cannot move out of the water without falling. I have much scar tissue that needs stretched out a bit so I can move my torso. I hope it will be less painful.

I had no idea acupuncture could be used for emotional problems. I know it can be very helpful for pain, but it is rarely paid for by insurance in the US, and I don’t have the funds, most especially since I am still unable to work. I am medicated with Duloxitine for those issues. Thankfully, it seems to work fairly well for me, without side issues.

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i need help with myfear phobia, but acupuncture is dear now, i did hynotherapy before i married. but it didnt resolve it, also yoga , but since leg issues i havnt bee. need to talk to doc as bone scan is the 14th before i can have physio

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after relating that I had to really good night sleep last week last night’s was the worst I can remember ever pre or post stroke. I think I may be got an hour between 11:00 and 8:00

The other thing I found taking my blood pressure this morning was that it was 160 over 90. It’s normally 140 over 70 but I’ve been monitoring over the last 10 days and it’s not the first time It’s been this level - although I took it before I taken my morning meds.

I think I’ll ring the GP and ask for a meds review

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For an accurate reading of morning BP, you should take it an hour after you’ve taken your BP tablets, not before Simon. Wonder what your readings now after taking it?

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