National Eating Disorders Association

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iwanttolive
Worried

Hi. I have made some decisions regarding medication. My blood pressure is returning to normal, but I am still weak and dizzy. My pulse is also high.

My real concern is for my sister. She is on heavy medications and a lot of them. Today when my friend took me to the store my sister asked me to buy a lot of alcohol. I said nothing at first but called her and told her I was uncomfortable with it and would not pick it up for her. She was very angry and said she'd never ask me to buy anything for her ever again. I reminded her of when she said no to me to check my blood pressure she remembers this. I am afraid for her. She had someone else get it for her. Parents are out of town. I feel guilty but also believe I did the right thing. Just another reason for her to hate me. She says she loves me but doesn't treat me as though she does. Thank you for reading this.

iwanttolive
worried

Just want to bring an update. I have no choice about the medication I have to take as my blood pressure really isn't improving even though I thought it was, wishful thinking. I am dealing with a diagnosis of dysautonomia. It affects so many aspects. Dizziness, headaches, stomach problems, and can completely debilitate one.

As far as my sister is concerned, she is under supervision of my parents and if needed they will take her to a hospital. I haven't seen her in a few days. But that is not unusual.
Thanks for reading. I am scared and anxious but I will get through this. I have to believe this. iwanttolive

emem293
Hi I wanttolive,

Hi I wanttolive,

Thanks for posting and being so open and honest. I'm sorry to hear that you're finding that your blood pressure isn't improving. I'd love to point you to the NEDA Helpline to make sure you're getting the best resources possible. It's a fantastic way to get connected to resources, and I'll post the info for you below:
800-931-2237

I'd love to see you continue posting to spark discussions and to share feelings, but I do want to make sure you are addressing any medical concerns to licensed medical professionals.

Look forward to hearing from you and definitely keep posting and being supportive :).

iwanttolive
Emem293

HI!!!! THANKS for the concern. I am under very educated doctors. Going to a center that specializes in autoimmune diseases. I hope I can get answers they. Thanks for your concern. How are you doing?

emem293
Hi :). I'm so happy to hear

Hi :). I'm so happy to hear that! Just wanted to make sure. I'm doing well thank you for asking! How was your Monday?

iwanttolive
My Monday

I saw a doctor and was told the only med that will work causes one to retain fluid in order to raise my bp
I am nervous about that but health vs some weight gain I need to not worry about some weight gain. I believe I am not what I weigh and my value is in Jesus . My identity is not a number. I believe I am in recovery but some whispers of lies crept in. I will not let it and to get back to work I need to take the med. I really don't feel good. Thanks for asking.

iwanttolive
My Monday

I saw a doctor and was told the only med that will work causes one to retain fluid in order to raise my bp
I am nervous about that but health vs some weight gain I need to not worry about some weight gain. I believe I am not what I weigh and my value is in Jesus . My identity is not a number. I believe I am in recovery but some whispers of lies crept in. I will not let it and to get back to work I need to take the med. I really don't feel good. Thanks for asking.