I know. It's a weird question.
I haven't been online in a little while. I've been feeling pretty awful. Ah, orthostatic hypotension, how do I loathe thee?
I'm almost constantly dizzy, headachey, nauseous, and crazy amounts of fatigued. When I sit up or stand up it all gets 1000 times worse--my vision goes all wonky and blurry and my headache throbs even worse for a few seconds. It's been really dumb.
My blood pressure has been bouncing around. Generally it's been 85/50 but sometimes down to 70/52 and sometimes up to my normal 100/60. When I checked right now it was 97/42 with hr at 73bpm.
Dysautonomia has never been mentioned in my case, but my doc is aware of my symptoms and the EDS.
I feel really tired. For a couple of days there I was getting pretty scared about how utterly crappy I felt but my pressure went up for a few days but now I feel pretty gross again.
Currently I'm trying to eat a bunch of salty foods and increase my water intake even more. I'm pounding Gatorade and V8 and eating canned soup and frozen foods. These are things I don't generally eat. I'm a water and salad girl. I'm that freak who likes to eat healthy foods (with a side of cake), so getting free reign to eat all the ramen I want isn't fun-time news.
Anyone else dealing with these kinds of issues? Got any tips on coping? Or ways to take in salt without eating a pound of pretzels? Because while that would be tasty, I've worked hard to lose about 20 pounds this year in a healthy way and I don't feel like gaining it all by because of doctor mandated ramen.
Also, I started on celebrex and now I have really bad insomnia. Like, why the hell and I laying down at all, this is stupid. Why do I even own a bed thoughts at 3:30 AM. Even while on my SLEEPING MEDS which normally knock me out like a brick wall hit me. I'm taking myself off it for a few days to see if I sleep better.