More Health Issues…..
Saturday, June 27, 2009
So when I started making my lifestyle changes I had just been diagnosed with pre diabetes, High blood pressure and sleep apnea. I already had fibromyalgia. Major heart and other major health issues runs in my family very much so. So I am naturally at a high risk for health issues. Once I got those diagnoses I decided my “it won’t happen to me” attitude need thrown out and I started the path I am on now.
However, the past couple weeks I’ve been getting new symptoms. I’ve started getting really dizzy a lot; especially when I exercise. Then there are my feet hurting all the time.
The dizziness scares me. It could be a simple thing like I need to get my BP meds lowered or stop taking them since I’ve lost weight and am exercising regularly because I may be doing enough to control my blood pressure. On the other hand I could really be messing things up with my lifestyle changes and doing something really wrong. Or it could be an array of other things.
After what happened yesterday it really scared me. While we were out hiking and swimming I got dizzy probably 20 plus times. Several of those I had to literally sit myself down right where I was standing because I knew if I didn’t I would fall down. Ya, I burned something like 2600 calories (that’s roughly what I counted anyway, there was more but I only put in the stuff I actually timed) but I also allow myself (actually make myself) go over my calorie intake on the days I am super active because I know it’s not healthy eating only 1200 – 1500 calories and burning that much. It was extremely hot out but I also made sure I stayed very hydrated. So I really can’t think of anything else it could be besides my blood pressure getting to low, but even that doesn’t make sense. To me it would seem that BP would increase when exercising not lower yet they say by exercising one can lower their BP.
Then there are my feet. Ya, I’ve always had issues with my joints and stuff due to my fibromyalgia and being obese. I figured when I started losing weight, that eventually things would start getting easier. For the most part, I still have my good and bad days but overall things have gotten better….. Except for my feet. I have such pain in my feet now, it hurts to walk a lot of times. What is weird though – I can get up and walk say 2 miles and they only hurt a little while I’m walking. I get home; sit down for 5 mins and the pain increases. If I try to stand up and walk across the room, I have to do it very very carefully if at it hurts so badly. I don’t think I can blame this on my fibromyalgia.
Anyone have any ideas what could be causing either one? I would like to hear them so maybe I don’t get blindsided when I find out.
Oh and yes, I have called my family doctor and my cardiologist…. I have appointments with substitute doctors (both have gone on vacation) next week.
This is all just so frustrating!!!