I was at the hospital again yesterday to get the ID testing done and to see my cardiologist. I talked to my cardiologist about my problems with high blood pressure despite being on medication. He wants me to increase my dose of norvasc to 7.5mg from 5mg. I also brought up that I’d like to know why I have high blood pressure in the first place, and I asked him if he thought it was a good idea to see a nephrologist. He seemed to agree and he also scheduled an ultrasound of my kidneys before I see the nephrologist so I have some information for her ahead of time. I’ll be getting the ultrasound on the 31st.
Tomorrow I’m going to see the dermatologist to see what she can tell me about my rashes. I’m bringing in some pictures, but I will probably have a rash when I get there. It comes on pretty easily now, and it seems to surprise some doctors.
Next Tuesday is my appointment with rheumatology, so I’m hoping by then we will have a couple things figured out, or at least be headed in the right direction. We’ll see. It’s a long process, unfortunately.