I'm 52, female relatively active but do suffer quite bad with depression and anxiety but at the moment doing rather well on the meds prescribed by my GP. Have found out I have this genetic cholesterol thing recently which doesn't worry me as being genetic it would seem I have lived with it all my life until somebody discovered I had it last year and everybody around me seemed to get slightly bent out of shape throwing diets sheets and drugs at me! I don't drink stay as far away from salt as possible, keep the fat intake low overall the diet ain't too bad sooo I can deal with that. Ok strange kind of thing to say but spend so much time worrying about everything some things I just have to stick in a box to one side as it's not something I can do anything about - well except take meds and be a guinea pig for the NHS to help others yes I went on one of those volunteer new drug trials which I have now completed.
Anyways all going swimmingly until the last couple of days not feeling quite myself been to the doctors given even more drugs which doesn't please me one bit but as I am currently suffering really bad reflux acid during sleeping times and the tablets are brilliant can't really diss them. Feeling rubbish today, red hot sweating but freezing cold feet, it's very rare I have a day off but today I called in sick first time in over a year. Have had a storming headache all day and yup acid reflux is doing back flips, feel like I have a tablet stuck in the back of my throat that won't dissolve (which I haven't but its the best description I can give) Well I just decided to have a nosy at my blood pressure and see what if anything is showing up, I often hit high normal pressure readings .... but think I just gave the blood pressure machine a nervous breakdown as it's now got lights flashing like a pelican crossing. Taken the reading three times in the last hour so far my best (ie lowest reading) is 155 over 110 with an 85 heart rate which for me is a tad high especially at rest. At which point should I be worried and is there anything I can do to lower it tonight? Thinking that perhaps the high rate is something to do with the acid reflux perhaps? Really would like to get some sleep as I normally don't sleep much at all usually between 3 and 4 hours in 24 of broken sleep so my little bit of sleep is quite precious to me. Can anybody point me in the right direction please? Uk websites say one thing USA web sites another all a tad confusing. Many thanks for any assistance.