Low Blood Pressure
I wanted ask the people who have pacemakers if they have low blood pressure?
I wasn't feeling too well tonight and laid down for about 30 minutes. I checked my blood pressure when I awoke and it was 95/56. I had my PM put in back in June and this is the first time that I've really paid any attention to my numbers.
It came back up when I got out of bed to between 107/67 to 120/77. I had been sick with a Chronic Fatigue diagnosis for several years before I needed the implant this past June and my pressure wasn't normal. However, I can't remember it being that low when I sleep.
Another thing I should mention. I have a low body temperature and am having some problems with anxiety which I am taking Clonazepam 0.5 mg twice daily for. I have been able to scale back on that some. I don't want to become dependant on it.
Back in May of this year I weighed about 224 pounds, but, I've been cutting back on the food that I eat and I've cut out sodas and chocolate milk entirely. Now I weigh 190 pounds.
I called my cardio and my primary care physician and they didn't seem concerned about my pressure or the lightheadedness. They told me to drink some extra fluids tonight and see how I feel tomorrow.
I am feeling a little better than I was about an hour ago. My headache is gone and I'm not as lightheaded. I think maybe I've cut back to much on my food. For instance, for breakfast for the last two or three days I've had a cinnamon and raisin biscuit at hardees. Then maybe a cheese and tomato sandwich with mayo at lunch time. Possibly a bowl of cereal at nighttime. This is not everyday but it's pretty close.
I want to be able to continue to lose weight safely, however, I'm not able to cook every meal so that I can have better food at home. What do ya'll do?
My cardio said to eat a heart healthy diet. Does anyone have any suggestions on meal plans?