So I went to the doctor this morning because I wondered if maybe, now that I've lost weight, my blood pressure may be dropping a bit low occasionally.
Incidentally, I've been considering that the symptom I'm showing is a postural hypotension. Or orthostatic hypotension. Pick the name you prefer...
I explained to the doctor about my recent dieting and execise and about how I had lost about 3 and a half stone. I know that I have lost more than this, but I ate a lot over the weekend to celebrate my weight loss (I know, I am an idiot) and so I thought I might be a bit heavier, and the last time the doctor weighed me I was about 17 stones 10lbs (I was in the midst of my last diet then) so I didn't want him to not believe me (also an idiotic point of view for me to take)
But in a spirit of scientific discovery, I did it at home!
And my blood pressure went up!
That would seem to suggest that it isn't postural hypotension. But it wasn't very scientific.
Anyway, the doctor has suggested that I stop one of my blood pressure medications and do a fair bit of home monitoring to see how things go. I've also got to go back for bloods to check my kidneys, thyroid, blood lipids.
Mainly, it turns out, because my doctor felt that I had lost weight too quickly and was concerned that there might be something wrong!
Oh good, something else to worry about!
He did say, 'I don't want to disparage your achievement, but we'd better do these tests.'
Well, that's good. I like a thorough doctor, who hasn't always got time to do everything.