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So I was doing my forth set of inclined dumbbell presses. The weight wasn't too much, nice concentration and contraction. I felt good. I was adjusting my shoulder blades on the bench when I got a sudden wave of pain and heat washing over me from the base of my skull to the front of my head. I calmly put my weights down and took some long deep breaths. I wasn't in a lot of pain but the suddeness of the headache that set is was amazing. I could feel my heart beating in my temples. Needless to say I brought my workout to an early end. I went up stairs and layed down with an icepack on the back of my head. After a few hours the pain was down to a mild headache. My wife asked if I thought my blood pressure was up. I hadn't really concidered it. My son needed a couple of folders for school so I went up to the local Rite-Aid with him to get them and while I was there I decided to sit at one of those BP machines. 144/95. hmm. The next day I awoke with a bad headache again. Now, I have been fighting off whatever cold/flu has been going around the house so whether this was a normal Migraine or Sinus headache I wasn't sure, but I knew I needed to travel later in the week so I took a day to sleep. I called the doctor to pacify my wife and they couldn't see me until the next day at 4:15pm. So I woke now on Tuesday, went to work, left early, feeling relatively crappy and went to vistit the Nurse. I think I scared her with my story as she took my BP and recorded me at 142/94. She got my doctor who took my BP and clocked me in at a lovely 166/98. Man!!! So, I'm now on a low dosage of BP medication , which she says she'll probably increase before she decreases, and I've been instructed to stop all supliments and lose 20 lbs. I told my Doctor that I've been exercising and was very suprised by this. I told her about my blog and she said to keep working out and to keep fighting father time. "It's a losing battle" I'll use these last words of hers as motivation. I'll lose the weight. I'll lower my BP and I'll increase the lean muscle mass. (some how) So here's to the newest challenge.


Anonymous said…
Keep fighting. The pain reminds you that you are alive... Worry when you don't feel any pain.
Anonymous said…
Great read! You should definitely follow up on this topic :P

Thank You

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