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Three weeks ago I had a check up. Deep down I  knew something was not right. But thanks to Perimenopause  I just chalked it up to the list of  complaints brought on by this change of life. Along with the weight gain,( mind you never have I gained so much weight in my life but only twice, my two kids:) other symptoms like joint pain , hot flashes and so on. I was miserable.

So when she checks my BP guess I should have  not been so shocked, but I was, and scared too.. it was high very high, stage two in fact. My doc went on to tell me what happens if your BP stays that high.. boy sure did want to hear that either.

I left her office that day and have not touched table salt, been eating healthy foods and trying to exercise since then.Well, she told me to check my BP 3 x a week and call her with the numbers.. my BP was not going down.Now I’m just livid, I was trying so hard.The BP meds made me dizzy as well, I had no energy.

So Doc says “I want you in my office today“.. uggg
I go in she says it’s still high? Yea it is, I tell her it’s been almost two months since my last period and before each period I bloat up and my anxiety level is way high these days.

Sooo she says, okay I think we can beat this by giving you Hydrochlorot ( Treats excess fluid buildup in the body) and for anxiety ( which also raises BP) She gives me Fluoxetine.  

So ladies bottom line plz get your BP checked regularly . It can save your life.

I’m slowing starting to feel better , my BP is going down now, I’m loosing weight too:)
Thanks for letting me share:)


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