... being in the 160's, then later on it will be just under or just over 100. Which make me feel really light headed, I eat ok and drink plenty. I am not on any narcotics, Lyrica and Ropinirole are the only two regual meds I take, and have taken for many years. Have anyone had the same thing happen to them and have any clues as to what might be happening to me, thanks Liz
Hi ukliz. Not sure why the doctor is not seeing you regularly. Depending upon the pacemaker, I have heard that over time the wires can move and causes fluctuations for the wearer. Aren't you able to make a doctor appointment regardless of the nurse? I probably don't understand UK medicine but this sounds serious. (Not saying this is causing blood pressure changes, but am saying that you ought to be seen on a regular basis. You can always see your general physician first and ask them to schedule you with the cardiologist. I am sure there is something you can do.)
I am not one to take no for an answer and learned a long time ago to go for what I want. The nurses opinion doesn't matter. The doctor, however is extremely important. Please see someone on Monday. You must be getting faint and let them know your symptoms right away. Your well being may be at risk. Let us know how you fare. Stay well. Karen
When my Dad was first diagnosed With Congestive Heart Failure. They had put in an AICD which is a pacemaker & Defibrillator combined. When we first had to look for Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist Doctor's, if neither one of us was satisfied with him/her, the next day I'd be on the phone with the Health Insurance Company to change his Doctor. I've become a pro at hassling the Insurance to change Doctors, get any prior authorizations for any Doctor, Meds. Services, Etc. That's how important our health is. The first thing I would say to the new Doctors office is, I've already changed his Doctors X amount of times. If we're not happy here I have no problem changing it or say something like I wasn't happy with the last Doctor so I had to change. But your first move is get a referral from your primary care physician explaining your reason, then notify your health insurance to let them know what's going on. Make sure to document (take notes) of everything & everyone you spoke to, date & time what was said
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