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Old 04-03-2011, 02:00 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Doctors look up things in their little book. If they can't find it there, they don't have a clue. If it were ME, I'd find a nice naturopathic or holistic practitioner who can help me get well instead of just plugging drugs into me and hoping for the best.

Good luck to you.

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Old 04-03-2011, 05:28 PM
Location: state of procrastination
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Originally Posted by in_newengland View Post
They were constantly trying to rehydrate me but it wasn't having any effect, at least not that they could see. I had IV after IV after IV, something called bolus.

I'm finding that everyone has horror stories to tell about hospitals, around here anyway. This is the Boston area and it's supposed to have great hospitals but that hasn't been my experience. It's more about money and cover your tail. I'm starting to calm down and to think about changes to make.
While they were giving you the boluses, were you urinating? If you were urinating just fine then you probably were not that dehydrated. If you didn't urinate during that entire time they were trying to fluid resuscitate you, you probably were dehydrated. The boluses don't stay in your bloodstream for very long anyways (maybe 1/3 of the total volume will go towards helping your BP) so it could have taken a few of them. I would not be surprised or alarmed if they gave you at least 3-4 bags. It might seem like a lot of fluid to you but it's really not.

Every hospital has its horror stories. You won't find a hospital that doesn't, unfortunately that is reality. Everyone makes mistakes. I guess you will just have to find one that you are comfortable with.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:35 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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No, I was not urinating. Not until the next morning, in the ICU. What still gets me is the strange behavior of the doctors, trying to tell me that this bp is normal for me, ISN'T IT. Then trying to get me to say things like I always have to have my bp taken in my leg. whaaaa?

If they had just been honest with me, it would have been scary but not have left me with this creeped out feeling. What ever happened to caring about the PATIENT?

Yes, acupuncture is better for me and they have a sliding scale payment. I can't afford a naturalpath or I'd do that.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:52 PM
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If your thin you can be a person whose blood pressure is hard to find. you also will dehydrate fast and that really drops your blood pressure.If your have colon problems hydrating can be tough because your colon basically store waste and absorbs fluids.If it gets abd you will have a hardtime breathing when dehydrated also.If the blood pressure had dropped to dangerous levels you would passedout. So likely they just could get one.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:34 AM
Location: too far from the sea
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Thanks, texdav, every bit of information is helpful to me.

I am feeling much better now mainly thanks to the people on this thread.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:37 AM
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Default Problem getting blood pressure

My wife has a problem getting reliable blood pressure reading no mater who and how is is taken .They also have a very hard time drawing blood . when ever you tell a doctor about this they talk about the skill needed to take blood pressure but so many very skilled people have tried .Sometime high sometime low sometime normal . still looking for someone who know why
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:12 AM
Location: Mostly in my head
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I just had mine done last Fri. The timing of the prep was decided by my appt. time. For a 9:45 am procedure, I started the Movi Prep at 5:30 pm, then had to get up at 1:30 am to do the second dose. Off topic but th as t prep was the easiest I have ever done: only 32 oz per stage and no bad taste. TMI but I have never run so clear before.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:43 AM
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The same thing happened to me except, I had a regular Drs. app. When they took my blood pressure they didn't hear anything, they kept trying. They had another nurse try also the Dr. tried and still nothing, so I left the Drs. A month later I had another check up app. And the same thing happened! They couldn't hear anything so they didn't get a reading. I was scared worried and concerned but yet again they acted like it was ok and I left. It still bothers me and I would love to know why they can't hear anything!
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:26 PM
Location: northern New England
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OP, so did you have the colonoscopy after all?
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:06 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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Originally Posted by VTsnowbird View Post
OP, so did you have the colonoscopy after all?
OMG, this thread is from a long time ago. Yes, they scheduled me for a virtual colonoscopy instead and it was fine.

Then I changed doctors and hospitals and have never had this mysterious "no detectable blood pressure" issue again. They have always had a hard time drawing blood from me. They say I have narrow, movable veins. My cousin has the same problem when getting blood drawn. I have been told to drink a lot of water before having blood drawn.

Maybe I was dehydrated due to all the pooping during the prep.
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