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Jul. 27th, 2007 11:40 pm Trying to help a friend..

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From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 30th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
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Babe, I've been thinking about you, and I think you have hypertension. Head aches, and nosebleeds are some of the only signs that people have.

It's called a silent killer for a reason, there usually aren't any symptoms. Or the symptoms are so vague, that people just don't catch it.

And between, race, work, home and all other stresses, I really think you need to get checked stat. You can go to many pharmacies and they have a blood pressure machine and will check your pressure for free.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO THIS AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. Any thing over 120/90 and you need to go to the Dr. The higher over those numbers, the faster you need to go.

Ok Babe? Please, PROMISE ME?????
From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 30th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
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You are Good.

It's not confirmed, but I do have Hypertension. And the kicker, it didn't come from my stress, I got it from my father. My last 3 visits to the Dr and ER had my BP at an averave of 180/110. Granted I was in extreme pain in all of those visits and that is what prob raised them, but the pain didn't do it alone. I am taking steps to fix it without meds. when i changed my diet for my Gout, I also eliminated all used of table salt from my diet completely. it's a start, and hopefully it will do enough. next visit is next month. I will keep you posted as to the results. Thank you for taking the time to notice things that even my wife, who has been with me for 15 years, could not see.
From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 30th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Listen to me babe, many years experience talking here,I've been a nurse for over 18 years.
You hypertension will not go away with diet. You may be able to knock it down a little bit, but it won't go away. It's hereditiory. I have had thousands of patients, and I can tell you this with confidence.
Cutting the salt, will just make your diet suck. Go on a blood pressure medication. It will make you feel so much better.
PLEASE, PLEASE. PLEASE Go to the DR. and get your ass on a blood pressure medication. And yes there are some side effects, but not every one feels them. And even if you do feel the sexual side effects, to some extent it will be a relief from semi constant hard on's! LOL

All kidding aside, you can still have a sex life and take a blood pressure medication.

Do not wait. Hypertension is not called a silent killer cause it's cute. It's serious, you won't notice the effects on a daily basis, you'll just have a stoke one day.

It happens all the time, especially to young men, and everyone is shocked when suddenly a man who is young stong and healthy appearing is crippled by a stroke.

Take the medication. It's not worth it. I'm sorry, hate my guts, but you cannot controll this. It is a gift of hereditiory. In the mean time, while you are not taking the medication, you are running the horrible risk of having a stroke, damaging you kidneys, vision and small blood vessels in your hands and feet.

You see, in you eyes, and kidneys, as well as your hands and feet, the artery and the veins meet in little tiny vessels called capillaries. High blood pressure is just that, your blood has a lot of pressure in it, and the high pressure of the blood in these tiny vessels breaks them, and causes small hemmorages.
When the hemmorages occur in your eyes, you will go blind. And in your kidneys, you will lose kidney function, and need to go on dialysis. When the vessels break in your hands and feet, (and your wang, highly vascular by the way) you will lose sensation in these appendages.

All horrible things, don't believe me, go look it up.

In the mean time, go get your ass on some medication. stat.
From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 30th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Ok, I believe you. My next appointment is in August. I will have them put me on a med for hypertension.
And believe me, I'm not mad in the least. thank you. You have just started reading my journal and you have jumped in and realized a lot of what's going on. And you are trying to help and you give a damn. That means a lot to me. Again, thank you.
From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 31st, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
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Oh, I am so relieved to hear that. In the mean time, do you think you could go to like a walmart, and use one of their automatic blood pressure machines and just check it? You really need to keep an eye on this.

And once your blood pressure is under controll you will feel so much better, I promise babe.
From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
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I will do one better. I have a sister that is a CNA, I just have to catch up with her. she works like 3 jobs, so she is hard to find.
Where are you hiding at, you should be in bed lol.
From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:05 am (UTC)
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I probably should be sleeping, but I'm here, haunting the internet! LOL Hey, actually you are the one who should be getting some rest. And really do check your blood pressure, I don't care how you do it, just get it done babe, it's serious. And it's something, that's pretty easily corrected.

From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
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I know, and i will. I am up working. I have a day job, but I also build and repair computers from home. insomnia prob isn't helping but it gives me a chance to get my other work done. I am logged into messenger and everything lol.
From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
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LOL you are a funny man. But I'm begining to think, all men are funny. Women are so different........ You really should get some sleep doll face. It would help make you feel better, It's late here already. What zone are you in?
From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
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All men are horny, and that's what makes us funny. That being the case, I should be hilarious. lol

I'm in central time zone. 1:15am here
From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
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Well, you are fuckin hilarious, trust me babe! I'm in a really pissy mood tonight, hubby came home tonight, and was really shitty to me, and I have this burning desire to choke the crap out of him...

And you made me laugh, and you really made me feel better. Thank you.

I'm in central too. it is late. You really should get some rest.
From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
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Well I am glad I could help. I know something of what you are going through.

give me 7 more mins, I am fumbling with a laptop for a client
From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
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hee hee hee hee, ok, seven more min. You crack me up.

I think I may go to sleep too, I'm getting tired now that I'm not so pissy any more.
From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
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good. Talk to you tomorrow. Take care, and try not to beat anyone up
From:secretsexdreams
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
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Oh my god, we sound like old married people, good night honey, peck on the cheek! LOL Sweet dreams!
From:thedarkspirit
Date:July 31st, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
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LMAO. We are married people lol.

Nite
From:secretsexdreams
Date:August 6th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
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Babe, you've been so quiet lately, everything ok?? have you started your new journal yet? I haven't seen it yet. let me know.

XOXOXO
From:thedarkspirit
Date:August 6th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
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Sorry, been a bit busy.
I'll update soon as I get a chance.