Another health update

Still no word on the results of the dex suppression test. I haven’t called yet about it because I have this feeling it’s going to be negative anyway.

Last week I went to my dad’s opthamalogist that he sees for his glaucoma, to get another opinion about my eye problem. She said she didn’t see any bleeding in my eye, but there were spots of dead cells or something on my retina in my right eye and some were forming in my left. I think she said something about the high blood pressure preventing blood and oxygen from getting to the cells. Hence why I have that spot in my right eye that I can’t really see out of. She said that it should get better when my blood pressure gets lower. She sent me straight over to my family doctor for an emergency appointment. She was very surpised that the first guy I saw didn’t do that, since I guess the high blood pressure could cause me to lose my vision completely and permanently.

So I went over there and was finally seen after about an hour (usual for there). He was very concerned and dramatically altered my blood pressure medication, but he’s at a loss for what to do about me in general. According to him, I’m a medical mystery. He didn’t understand why the endos didn’t make more of the high blood pressure. He said that he may send me to a nephrologist (kidney doctor) or to one of the major medical institutions.

He wanted to see me again in two days so I went back in Friday. The medication had lowered my blood pressure some (it had been 180/122), down to 140/95. So he switched one of the pills to a different one. I see him again in two weeks. I think this new combination is working maybe too well…I feel dizzy and weird. My blood pressure earlier today was down to 97/71. Quite a large difference. (For those who don’t know, normal BP ranges from 90/60 to 120/80).

The spot is still there, just left of the center of my vision in my right eye. I’ve also been having odd peripheral vision and depth perception problems (Joe was greatly amused earlier today when I accidently said “death perception”).

I need to find a doctor (aside from my primary care doctor who admits it’s over his head) that doesn’t just brush me off when the routine tests come back normal. It’s obvious there’s *something* wrong with me, but they don’t seem to want to bother figuring it out. Might be faster and cheaper for me to get a medical degree than to wait until they figure it out.