PNA Note: This story is a follow-up to the "17 "story we ran in a previous issue of Highlights. This story is written by Tracy about her experiences on the way to her diagnosis and treatment.
It took 17 doctors to get it right.
Let me tell you all about it.
May 2009 "What's high blood pressure?"
I'm at the family doctor with a case of stress and just feeling bad, I think I am having scary panic attacks...the nurse asks "Did you know you have very high blood pressure?" I stated "what is high blood pressure?" So the learning began. ...and by the way my family and I traditionally have low blood pressure, so low that it actually was a concern at one point.