Re: When to go to ER
I went to ER 3 days ago also for chest pain, shoulder pain and bp started at 195/96 and eventually climbed to 212/120. They were very nice and showed great concern, however, they get angry bcuz i refuse some meds. I do so bcuz according to dr. koops web page, toprol can mask low glucose in diabetes.
I also dislike my gp, which im in process of switching gps. He should have never prescribed this med to me. I think if you have a continous bp of 183/120 and a family history of hbp, then you did the right thing. The one thing i've learned during this long ordeal of diabetes and hpb, is not to question my own judgement. I regret not standing my ground on previous med treatments.
Those drs at your ER were wrong to treat you that way. Many people wait too long to seek help. I say do it again if you must, but atleast you'll know you're ok. Good luck and i hope you feel better. Im in the same boat as you.