Questions About Bruising - page 2
Something decidely weird has raised its ugly little noggin recently: over the past month or so, I've noticed that I seem to collect bruises without any rhyme or reason. I mean, everybody bumps into... Read More
Jun 28, '04Occupation: RN and blogger extraordinaire Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 26,970; Likes: 44,749I'm actually on all those meds to prevent cardiac problems......I've got longstanding HTN (been treated since age 33, had it for about 10 years off & on before that), plus what I suspect is probably some mild CHF. I was advised to add the ASA several years ago when I had a near-syncopal episode that turned out to be nothing more than a warning that my BP meds needed to be adjusted downwards due to a fairly significant weight loss at the time (some 40#).
Now my BP is under decent control (last measurement was 142/72, which is excellent for me) and, I imagine, will continue to improve as I get into better and better shape. Maybe adjusting the ASA to 81 mg. will make this go away.....I hope!