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He just took himself to the hospital. I’ve been trying to take him since last night.
Good deal. Next time just run over him with his new truck when he refuses, :) he will go then.
 
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I have a young aggressive cardiologist. He has run every test imaginable. Carotid artery ultrasound, Ultrasound the big artery down your gut , treadmill. I keep a journal of BP cuz when I go in office it’s high. At home it’s 120’s over 70’s. I had a stint in LAD (widow maker) 2 years ago. Cardiologist 100% attributes to 40+ years of smoking.
 

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I had destination hydration come by and she was saying all this could be because of dehydration.. high blood pressure and even the symptoms
Originally described..

I took an aspirin this morning and my blood pressure went down, but now it’s on the rise and quickly.

last checked two minutes ago was 179/117, so I’m off to the hospital to get this under control.
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He just took himself to the hospital. I’ve been trying to take him since last night.
good!!!
That diastolic 117 is scary.
My doctor took mine once and 189/104 he almost had the heart attack for me.
Had to take it again to make sure.

Best of luck Dave and family. This isn’t something to mess around with.
 

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So
The random chick from the hydration place told him not to worry, it is probably all because of dehydration. Then she asked for RD's credit card to pay for hydrating him while he sat there with a brain aneurysm receiving said hydration.
Speaking of raising my blood pressure.. lol

you realize the “random chick” or chicks are all nurses that work for the same hospital that I am at..

Since I have been in this hospital I have Seen four nurses doing various things from ekg, to a different type of heart monitor, to an x ray, and finally an exam from a nurse practitioner..

Many of these same nurses also do mobile iv’s as well and some even work for destination hydration. Lol

the point I am making is don’t discount what they have to say.. they are the same people that work in the hospital.
 

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Long story short as for the vertigo the exam revealed that I had some inflamed sinuses so they believe it is a nasal / upper respiratory infection I am getting over.

They did several tests with raising one leg then the other and basic stroke type tests no symptoms..

they did an eye test similar to a cop field sobriety and said my eyes are stigmatized and bouncing which is a sign of vertigo as well.

They are looking at heart stuff now and blood pressure.. The numbers dropped significantly from when I left my house until I got here.

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Right now it’s 157/79..

I am going to purchase another BP machine just to ensure I’m not getting false high readings.
 

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Long story short as for the vertigo the exam revealed that I had some inflamed sinuses so they believe it is a nasal / upper respiratory infection I am getting over.

They did several tests with raising one leg then the other and basic stroke type tests no symptoms..

they did an eye test similar to a cop field sobriety and said my eyes are stigmatized and bouncing which is a sign of vertigo as well.

They are looking at heart stuff now and blood pressure.. The numbers dropped significantly from when I left my house until I got here.

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Right now it’s 157/79..

I am going to purchase another BP machine just to ensure I’m not getting false high readings.
Before the Covid crap started my Dr told me I could bring mine in to check it vs their own equipment.
I don’t see why someone still couldn’t?
 

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So


Speaking of raising my blood pressure.. lol

you realize the “random chick” or chicks are all nurses that work for the same hospital that I am at..

Since I have been in this hospital I have Seen four nurses doing various things from ekg, to a different type of heart monitor, to an x ray, and finally an exam from a nurse practitioner..

Many of these same nurses also do mobile iv’s as well and some even work for destination hydration. Lol

the point I am making is don’t discount what they have to say.. they are the same people that work in the hospital.
Dave I completely realize that, it is a small town.

The other side of the coin is true as well.. Don't discount what that nurse is saying at her day job in the hospital, not her side hustle nursing hangovers.

I'm curious which one of the 4 nurses you saw put you on another IV and said you are just dehydrated and not worry about losing your faculties over the course of 2 days? Sounds like none of them so far?

This shit is serious man, you have a family. Don't screw around with this stuff, get your health right. Hope all is ok.
 
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If you don't already have Life Insurance, it's time to get some... just saying...
 

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Just curious, did the hydration chick check your vitals before administering the IV? Was it just normal saline or do they include b12 or other stuff?
 

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Ive done that twice. Passed out. Hit my head. Its no fun to wake up on the floor with your face covered in blood wondering where you are. I did lots of tests. Wore a heart monitor for a week. Turns out when Im laying down sleeping, my blood pressure gets low, if I get up too fast I can pass out. I have to sit up first. Mostly at night before I get up to pee or whatever. Thats when it happens to me.


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That sucks. But, Tyro would have a field day with this! 😝
 

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Just a heads up

if you drink Gatorade for the electrolytes mix it with 50/50 with water it thins it and thus get into your body system faster

Pedialyte is another good choice after a night of WHOOP WHOOP .....

now back to Dave at the Hospital .....

take care of your self Dave!
 

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Not sure downing a bunch of sodium and potassium is good for high blood pressure.

All I know is if I registered a 178/117 I wouldn’t call the hydration nation, a tarot card reader or a chiropractor, that’s your computer throwing a code that something is wrong.
 

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Inflamed sinuses, high BP and stigmatized ocular motion...

I've had that a time or two also. Had to do with a straw or something.

As for RD, do what they ask. Follow up with your doctor, and start getting a plan together. Your kids are younger than mine, so this race needs to be far from done for either of us. That's some important stuff to think about. All the rest of this stuff, Brand or Site, don't really mean anything without being able to actually share the fruits of them with your family.
 

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Is your home BP monitor an upper arm cuff type device?
Pitch it.
The wrist type are more accurate.
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Is your home BP monitor an upper arm cuff type device?
Pitch it.
The wrist type are more accurate. View attachment 895204
The cuff type are still pretty close. I had mine checked against what the Doctor was using when I first bought it. Do they start not working accurately?
 

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Holy crap that crazy high. .. get on meds asap. I have white coat syndrome ..just walking in a hospital or doctor's office spikes my BP through the roof.🤪
 

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Ive done it from the kitchen table as well. It happens a couple of times a year. I usually get dizzy and don’t pass out. The times I’ve gone out have been bad. I hit my head hard, once left a nasty scar on my forehead. The other cracked my head open in the back of my head. Its scary as fuck when it happens.


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I’ve got a forehead scar as well. It’s insane how much you bleed when you crack your head open. After it happened I walked across the street to my neighbors and asked them to give me a ride to the hospital. When I lifted the rag off my head the husband almost fainted when he saw how f*cked my head was.


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Inflamed sinuses, high BP and stigmatized ocular motion...

I've had that a time or two also. Had to do with a straw or something.

As for RD, do what they ask. Follow up with your doctor, and start getting a plan together. Your kids are younger than mine, so this race needs to be far from done for either of us. That's some important stuff to think about. All the rest of this stuff, Brand or Site, don't really mean anything without being able to actually share the fruits of them with your family.
Yaknow we're all doing headstands now so we take our noses out of the equation. Look it up.... trying to help.
 

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So long story short the vertigo was caused by what appears to be a sinus infection or upper respiratory infection that I didn’t even know I had.

They did several physical tests and there were no signs of anything brain related / stroke related

When they did the vertigo tests my eyes were stigmatized the same way a drunk person’s eyes are during a field sobriety test. They were bouncing.

Let that be a lesson to the officers apparently You don’t have to be drunk to have that, just a sinus infection.. (that again I didn’t even know I had)

They did an ekg, another heart monitor test they watch, they took blood and did a chest x ray..

The treatment at the Lake Havasu Hospital was fast efficient and first class as any place I have ever been (nicer actually).

All tests came back good.. All the blood work actually came back better than it ever has (I have lost some weight) l. Sugar levels even though I ate an hour earlier were normal.

my blood pressure was completely normal the entire time at the hospital. They think my home blood pressure machine is messed up / reading way high.

either way vertigo is scary shit..


I have never experienced anything like that in my life.

RD
 

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So long story short the vertigo was caused by what appears to be a sinus infection or upper respiratory infection that I didn’t even know I had.

They did several physical tests and there were no signs of anything brain related / stroke related

When they did the vertigo tests my eyes were stigmatized the same way a drunk person’s eyes are during a field sobriety test. They were bouncing.

Let that be a lesson to the officers apparently You don’t have to be drunk to have that, just a sinus infection.. (that again I didn’t even know I had)

They did an ekg, another heart monitor test they watch, they took blood and did a chest x ray..

The treatment at the Lake Havasu Hospital was fast efficient and first class as any place I have ever been (nicer actually).

All tests came back good.. All the blood work actually came back better than it ever has (I have lost some weight) l. Sugar levels even though I ate an hour earlier were normal.

my blood pressure was completely normal the entire time at the hospital. They think my home blood pressure machine is messed up / reading way high.

either way vertigo is scary shit..


I have never experienced anything like that in my life.

RD
Glad to hear that it was just the home machine out of wack, but most importantly I am also glad you took those terrible results and went to the hospital just in case.

Have a great weekend, Dave.
 

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My old man gets vertigo occasionally. Scary shit, it’s sent him to hospital more than once. The neck exercises don’t work for him. He ends up over a trash can throwing up for hours unable to get up. Dramamine helps a bit if he can keep it down.
 

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Glad all is good. Vertigo, from what I have felt at least, is like "bed-spins" from my teens (I identified as being 21...)
I have had it happen about three times in the past two years. Twice were quick onset, quick recovery. They were maybe 2-3 minutes. One time was different, not as extreme, but lasted a few days. Really hard to function. I have tinnitus, and believe it was somehow tied to that. A friend told me to look up some weird "inner ear alignment" thing online. Lay flat, turn your head, sit up type deal. That fixed it for now at least.
 

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So long story short the vertigo was caused by what appears to be a sinus infection or upper respiratory infection that I didn’t even know I had.

They did several physical tests and there were no signs of anything brain related / stroke related

When they did the vertigo tests my eyes were stigmatized the same way a drunk person’s eyes are during a field sobriety test. They were bouncing.

Let that be a lesson to the officers apparently You don’t have to be drunk to have that, just a sinus infection.. (that again I didn’t even know I had)

They did an ekg, another heart monitor test they watch, they took blood and did a chest x ray..

The treatment at the Lake Havasu Hospital was fast efficient and first class as any place I have ever been (nicer actually).

All tests came back good.. All the blood work actually came back better than it ever has (I have lost some weight) l. Sugar levels even though I ate an hour earlier were normal.

my blood pressure was completely normal the entire time at the hospital. They think my home blood pressure machine is messed up / reading way high.

either way vertigo is scary shit..


I have never experienced anything like that in my life.

RD
Awesome news Dave!!!!
 

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Good news RD. Sounds like a romantic weekend is coming your way 😁
 

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Dave, lay off buying all this high dollar stuff. You’ve been happy with what you have. Your family needs you.
 

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So long story short the vertigo was caused by what appears to be a sinus infection or upper respiratory infection that I didn’t even know I had.

They did several physical tests and there were no signs of anything brain related / stroke related

When they did the vertigo tests my eyes were stigmatized the same way a drunk person’s eyes are during a field sobriety test. They were bouncing.

Let that be a lesson to the officers apparently You don’t have to be drunk to have that, just a sinus infection.. (that again I didn’t even know I had)

They did an ekg, another heart monitor test they watch, they took blood and did a chest x ray..

The treatment at the Lake Havasu Hospital was fast efficient and first class as any place I have ever been (nicer actually).

All tests came back good.. All the blood work actually came back better than it ever has (I have lost some weight) l. Sugar levels even though I ate an hour earlier were normal.

my blood pressure was completely normal the entire time at the hospital. They think my home blood pressure machine is messed up / reading way high.

either way vertigo is scary shit..


I have never experienced anything like that in my life.

RD
Good news.

Here’s the big question... did they mark you down as COVID (assumed) positive???
 

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The hosp here has amazing employees just not enough of the good stuff needed to keep you alive. Like surgeons and specialists.
If you need that get on the road right away. Vegas or Phoenix
 

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Glad it was nothing serious. Hope you are back to feeling 100% soon.

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Good news.

Here’s the big question... did they mark you down as COVID (assumed) positive???
I was curious if they were gonna test me, but I had virtually zero of the symptoms of covid so I wasn’t tested.

The lady did tell me the covid floor was packed and many of the staff had contracted it from
Working up there.
 

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All seriousness aside I thought i experienced this and attributed to all the Grateful Dead shows attended. Hope u get this figured out....
 

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...So because of this thread...it got me thinking maybe I should check my blood pressure???..:144/87. not gonna kill me but it’s Certainly not perfect..:
 

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The lady did tell me the covid floor was packed and many of the staff had contracted it from
Working up there.
if they got it from that floor - they screwed up and didn’t follow proper procedures. there is strict procedures.
 

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Good for you Dave, listen to your body...don’t delay going to the doctor if something is weird. I saved my self from a heart attack / possibly dying because of this...ended up having open heart surgery. Stay safe
 
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