The W Family Chronicles

Blood Pressure Woes

Posted on: April 19, 2007

So D has been going to the doctor over the past 6 months or so for blood pressure monitoring.  It’s been a bit high and they’ve wanted to keep an eye on it and just see if it’s chronic or situational.  He went again on Monday and the doctor has decided to give him another month but then he’s going to get a prescription.  I am scared of this…BP meds have some icky side effects from what he was told and I am not so keen on the idea of him taking a drug that may be brand new on the market and have less research or something along those lines.  Admittedly I know little about meds for hypertension, so I may be freaked out over nothing but it’s very scary.  Add to that fact that his dad and grandfather both have heart problems (heart attacks/stroke) and I’m really freaked out.  I feel like we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t.  So basically we’ve got one more month to get it down through other means and then it’s on to a prescription.  I hate throwing drugs at a problem that may be fixed naturally but this doctor has definitely given him plenty of time and so far we’re not seeing any major results.  I know a lot of it is work stress, but since quitting isn’t really an option, it probably won’t go away.

And all of this worry probably isn’t good for *my* blood pressure, either. *sigh*

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D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!

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