Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Doctor's Visit

I had my 1st visit with the nephrologist or the kidney specialist that my OB/GYN referred me to a couple of weeks ago. We needed to find out if there was some underlying reason why my blood pressure doesn't stay leveled even though I'm on 3 medications and huge dosages of them. After waiting in the waiting room for almost 2 hours, I finally got to go in to do blood work and the usual wee in a cup. It was a welcome change from dozing off every 5 minutes in a slippery leather chair. I finally saw the doctor after being there for 2 1/2 hours. He went through the usual:

Lose weight
Low sodium diet

No duh! I've heard this song and dance too many times to count.

Then he starting going over my meds and dosages. He decided to take me off my Benicar since I plan to have more children and he feels that anyone that can possibly get pregnant should not be on it at all. He took me off of my Methldopa and the irritating 4 times a day dosage schedule. Yay!!! He put me on a new drug that I will take at bedtime and he upped my dosage of Labetalol. The new drug is good for now and throughout any pregnancy. So now I don't have to drop meds as soon as I get pregnant again. I can keep my body on what it's used to. So now I only take pills in the morning and at bedtime. I'm excited and I pray that this works. This will be much easier for me to keep my dosages on time and not miss any.

I had a horrible migraine that started while I was waiting at the doctors and just got worse as the day went on. I ended up staying in the dark in bed all night once I got home from work. It was gone this morning thankfully and hopefully won't come back.

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