A medical question about myself

  1. I know I know go see the DOC right, well I am a little scared to do that. I have been SOB on occasion and I noticed when I am walking around I am getting blueness in my thumb nails. I know that sounds weird ,well at least it sounds weird to me. My resting pulse is usually around 79-80. I am very lg. My blood pressure is usually 150/80. Dr has said BP is not a big deal. I also have a hernia that I am totally ignoring right now. What do you think? I know we don't dx but would you be concerned? PM me if you don't want to respond online.
    Thanks everyone

    I know I'm a train wreck. I honestly was hoping to get through nursing school before I feel totally apart but I am not sure that is going to happen.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by RN2be
    I know I know go see the DOC right, well I am a little scared to do that. .
    Well-you may be scared-but ignoring what may or MAY NOT be a serious condition can only lead to further complications...Get to the doc asap-You get sob and your nailbeds get dusky? Hello-clue phone for you honey-maybe you should get to the er....:kiss Please take care of your self....
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i agree, please get medical tx asap. I hope you are feeling better very soon. let us know how you do, ok? worried here....
  5. by   LilgirlRN
    My advice is just like everyone else's. Get yourself to the doc pronto. Nurses don't diagnose huh? LOL!
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    I empathize with ya, girl, cause I do the same thing! But, I think you already know what you need to do. Hope everything is OK for you.
  7. by   live4today
    Take everyone's advice and get to the doc for treatment ASAP!
  8. by   miss_sheesh
    Just a little more reinforcement. Go to the doctor!! Ignoring the problem will not solve a thing. Its best to know what it is that ails you so that you can be treated. Honey, you don't have to be a wreck and school will always be there. Take care of yourself!! (and let us know) Feel Better!!
  9. by   susanmary
    Several issues here. #1. Find a new doctor -- you're overweight and have hypertension -- this needs to be followed up. #2. Short of breath/hypoxia. You need to go to a great doctor NOW. Do not put nursing school before your health. Good luck ... good health ... now call the doctor!
  10. by   nakitamoon
    ditto,,,,, ditto,,,, to above posts,,,, get to doctor's,,, or er,,,, You can't complete school,,,,, or anything if you don't have your health,,,, Nik~,,,,,, sending prayers,,, let us know,,,,,,
  11. by   warrior woman
    Hon, I feel for you. I've just been down this road. Had real bad chest pain while I was in nursing school, and after I graduated. I was afraid it was heart disease. I tried to tough it out too, but it just got to be too much. Ask the folks here on the BB, they'll tell you. It turns out it was asthma which I keep under control with meds. So PLEASE get checked out now. It could be devastating if you don't. Keep us posted. WW.
  12. by   clhsunfire
    Yes, please get checked out now. You can put your nursing career on hold, but you can't put your health on hold. I had to take two semesters off from nursing school cause I was sick, but now I am graduating in May. It's best they diagnose you now and not later and yes I agree that you shouldhave your BP reviewed again, cause 150 is a high systolic BP, it should be under 140 for anyone. Good luck!
  13. by   RNIAM
    Hey everyone, thanks so much for all the care and concern. I have been DX with high BP 150/86 not too great. They took blood to check blood gases, anemia and thyroid. I will get those back either Monday or Tuesday. I feel better now. I am on HTCZ.
    Thanks again for the kick in the pants!
    Edited to add that he also thinks I may have GERD. Hey what's one more thing! uggg. So he recommended that I take tums when i feel the pain, if that doesn't work to try something like mylanta, or pepcid.
  14. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by RN2be
    Hey everyone, thanks so much for all the care and concern. I have been DX with high BP 150/86 not too great. They took blood to check blood gases, anemia and thyroid. I will get those back either Monday or Tuesday. I feel better now. I am on HTCZ.
    Thanks again for the kick in the pants!
    Edited to add that he also thinks I may have GERD. Hey what's one more thing! uggg. So he recommended that I take tums when i feel the pain, if that doesn't work to try something like mylanta, or pepcid.
    Much better meds to take for GERD than what he's ordered -- I'm thinking of prilosec, prevacid, protonix, aciphex., etc, Talk to him --he knows your history, current meds, allergies -- etc. If you do have GERD, better to be proactive than to suffer. Also, if you have any surgery/anesthesia -- include GERD in your medical history. Good luck. Hang in there ... What does your doctor believe is causing your fingers to turn blue? He needs to rule out vascular disease. If you don't get the answers you want/deserve -- get a second opinion. And take care of yourself....
    Last edit by susanmary on Apr 25, '03

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