Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Morning

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn’t, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. 

Monica Baldwin
Moritz von Schwind

Good morning.  Didn't sleep too well last night so I am taking the day off from blogging.  My mind is in a fog this morning.  Have to do something about these darn muscle spasms.  Last night was the worst yet.   Have to talk to my doctor about my blood pressure meds, especially the Losartan.  Pain in your legs and back  and muscle spasms are one of the side effects. It's one of those things that you are darned if you do and darned if you don't.  Couldn't continue with the Lisinopril beecause of the cough and now the Losartan is causing spasms. If I take no medication my pressure shoots up.  What am I to do?

Going to the Center this morning because tomorrow they are calling for heavy rain, and I will probably stay in. Good day to do some research on foods and herbs to help alleviate this darn pain.  A friend on Facebook recommended Hibiscus tea for high blood pressure.  Studies have shown that it works as well as some of the medications.  Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Wishing you all a fantastic day.


  1. Sometimes it can take quite a while for the doctor to find exactly which combo of pills can control your high blood pressure without side effects. It's a real trial-and-error process. Don't give up yet! Herbal remedies are no substitute for proper medication, in my view.

  2. Try fish oil along with the Hibiscus for your high blood pressure. It comes in burp less caplets and goes down very easily. I have my Superman on it for his heart and depression issues. It works wonderfully.

    To help you get a start on your research project for tomorrow, here is a link to what WebMD says about fish oil: http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/omega-3-fish-oil-supplements-for-high-blood-pressure