Cyclotourist and the BP Adventure...

Discussion in 'Health' started by Cyclotourist, Dec 23, 2020.



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  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    No change in stress levels. At least nothing I'm really conscious of. Exercise has dropped off since this spring, and in hindsight I eat a LOT of processed meats/cheese/chips. I've cut those nearly all out over the last week. Probably down just a single serving of cheese is all now. Alcohol has gone way down... maaaaybe like .5 serving per day over the same time. I did have a big double Drambuie & Scotch on Christmas day, but other than that, maaaaybe a glass of wine per day if that. Today I had a half-caf double cappuccino, but I'm not drinking much caffeine either. I always had half-caf mix. So there I am! BP isn't dropping, but isn't spiking. Dr. appt. tomorrow, will report back!!!

    FYI, I've been logging everything on the Cronometer app, and it works pretty well if you're willing to be consistent with logging: https://cronometer.com/
     
  2. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I believe the one I was on was Lisinopril and the one I'm on now is Enalapril.
     
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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Thanks! If I have a buffet to choose from, that could come into the conversation!
     
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  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    My day for those waiting to hear: Dr. visit inconclusive... battery of tests ordered.
    BP cuff we're using at home is 30 y.o, so may not be accurate.
    Good times.
     
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  5. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    There's a good variety of inexpensive monitors available now. We picked one up for around$30,. Seems close to the cvs results.
     
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  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    I took it in to the Kaiser clinic nurse who checked it against their monitor. It's good. BP is pretty stable at the 120/80 average. Going in today (waiting on call back) for ultrasound to check gallbladder/liver/pancreas. Thinking is that the culprit might be buried in there somewhere, and the high BP and pains were being caused by organ inflammation of some sort.

    I went for a short 20 min tandem ride yesterday, and my BP was fine, but abdomen was miserable from leaning forward like that. Stay tune for more information!
     
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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I split this off from the Rossage Down Thread. - Mikie
     
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  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    My very own thread to document the ravages of time upon the human body!
     
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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    ..because you are special and unique and deserve genuine interest from a family of hooligans that love and care for you. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    He doesn't want a hug. :stop:


    :p
     
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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    No...
    YOU are "the guy" who does not like hugs...:rolleyes:

    Who doesn't like hugs??? Oh wait. Steve doesn't... :p:p
     
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    The way my abdomen hurts right now... I'll pass on the hug. :(
    My mom had to have her gall bladder removed. Same as her mom before her. This could be a family trait!
     
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  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Another update, because I know you're all waiting for it! Abdominal ultrasound this morning and no gallstones or inflammation. Liver seems good, although a little bit fatty. Follow up with urgent care doc and he's kind of like "I don't know."

    So for now cardiac problems are ruled out, liver, pancreas, kidneys all seem to be functioning normally. He ordered a covid test and implied I should have been given one when I first went to the ER last month. Would be pretty weird if I turned up positive and all this stuff was covid symptoms/complications! I did go on a half hour tandem ride last night, and that was pretty nice!

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  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    So the Ultrasound was good, how was the mammograph?
     
  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Squished my moobs!
     
  16. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    B
    Maybe they’ll refer you to a proctologist next to get a real good look inside.

    I kid, glad things seem to be getting ruled out so far.
     
  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Had that two years ago, got the a-ok from them!
    I still wonder if there's some sort of cardio thing going on. Just weird...
     
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  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    No 'Rona on me.

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  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Well, theres one good bit of news.
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    I almost wish it was the problem, at least it would explain things some!
     
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  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I see your point.
     
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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Phone appt w/ PHP this morning. Basically I feel good and all tests are negative other than fatty liver and elevated ALT. So quit drinking I guess. He proscribed nitro for chest pains, but noted that the pains don't happen when I ride/exert/exercise. If the nitro diminishes the pains, that's a cardio problem. If not, then pains are something else. So back where we started for now.
    To celebrate I got my teeth cleaned and rode for eight miles up into the hills on my townie. It was kinda' nice!

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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Well this is good! The chest X-ray I took on the 29th came back today:
    "No pleural effusions are seen. The cardiomediastinal silhouette is normal.
    The vascular structures demonstrate no calcifications or other evidence of atherosclerotic disease.
    Impression: No pulmonary infiltrate or nodular density. Unremarkable chest."

    So hooray for being unremarkable! Everything so far is negative across the board. I went in for more blood work and pee test today (Waiting inside for an hour in a cloud of COVID exhaust sucks!), so hopefully that is good as well. I still have chest and arm pains, but maybe they're muscular/skeletal? Or maybe I'm imagining it all and need some shock therapy!

    The plus side is that I've cut out 95% of all alcohol and processed meats, while trying to reduce sodium, fats, and calories a bit as well. Losing a little weight (~3lbs depending on the day) with the goal of losing more. In addition to the occasional pains mentioned above, I still get winded kind of easily. Don't know if that's just from over a month of inactivity, or related. But hey, I'm riding bikes again!

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  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    That pic is good enough to be sold as Clip Art! Golden. ;)
     
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  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Have they gotten you in yet?
     
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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Still waiting...

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  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    :Roflmao
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Beat me to it.
     
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