Hello everyone and thank your for your replies!
Hubby wanted beef Stroganoff for dinner so I had to go out & get the ingredients. Was fine coming & going but got dizzy while at the store. I hope I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow. Seaqueen:
a very good advice for most. If I mention this to my doctor, I will get one of the following comments:
1/ You should not worry too much about it.
2/ I wouldn't worry too much about it.
3/ I had the exact same symptoms when starting BP meds. (the doc is on two BP meds and no matter what the problem, he's had them all!)
I always get one of the above or a variation, regardless of the nature of my complaint. It's a waste of time. You are right, the meds must be responsible. I am on too many. It's ridiculous.
No one knows what the levels of anything are at the moment. My doctor does not worry about it too much. I got a letter from the nephrologist who is quite angry that the proper testing is not being done on regular basis so was sent for complete workups (blood & urine) to the hospital by him. Got it done on Saturday. The results go directly to the nephrologist, and a decision will be made as to the course of action. (A biopsy was put off once already, I hope I can get it done now). The upside is that I'll know what the labs are showing!
At present time, I don't know my levels of potassium or anything else. I am on two diuretics, Hctz 50g and Spironolactone 25g. I take most meds in the morning with 1/2 dose of Ramipril & 1/2dose of felodipine (plus two other meds, not for BP) at night. That's because my BP is higher in the evenings and most spikes happen then, too. I can't think how I could change that. The diuretics are bad taken at night. You get no sleep. Too busy making trips to the bathroom.