Then one day my blood pressure reading went to 180/105… I knew something had been wrong for about 3 days. Now females listen up. It is true that women have different symptoms then men. I tried everything to be none stressed. I had the tightness in my jaw…I had the uneasiness of a slight burning between my shoulder blades, BUT no tightness running through the arms, or
weakness in extremities. Just a tired, odd feeling between shoulder blades and tightness in the jaw I said I’m going to the fore station near me and get a reading…they have EMT/paramedics there and setting not he ermergency room will cost a future and take forever to me seen and it was 11:30 pm. So the firehouse guys were so sweet, and I had to wake them..I felt so bad and kept apologizing….they assured me no problem. I told them my BP meter at home was giving me off the chart readings of 180/105… Then he listened and his reply was…so where would hospital you like the ambulance to drive you to. He then said I’m getting the reading you did, and they use sthescopes so I knew their readings were on the money.
They said we can’t let you leave here drive yourself with a BP like that because you could stroke out or have a neath attack and pass out driving and hurt someone. I agreed with them…so off to the hospital for tests, all over nights and all conformed fine.
Then my doctor prescribed me Verapamil ER. All in all they have been doing a great job….