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15 June 2011 @ 09:39 am

Someone tell me what part of this sounds like a good idea: let's take a girl who naturally has dangerously low blood pressure, make her fast so she's dehydrated, has low blood sugar, and can't take her blood pressure medication (cuz it has to be taken with food), wake her up 2 hours earlier than normal, and take a shitload of blood. Really? REALLY? I almost passed out on the way back to my car! I get blood taken all the freaking time and have never had a problem before, but I have low blood volume and pressure, you can't take a ton of blood from me first thing in the morning without taking my meds and think I won't fall over.

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best damn tapper。most smartest。fuuurs on June 15th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I'm sorry that happened to you! Similar things have happened to me (sounds like we are very similar) and I blacked out and walked straight into a glass pane window trying to get to my car.

If you have to get the same thing done again, I'd suggest packing an orange juice and a yogurt or something for right after you get your blood drawn, and then wait 15 minutes before you try to get up and go.
floatingamoeba on June 15th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Geez. These medical professionals. Who would ever want to be a doctor, right? :P

But in all seriousness, I'm sorry you're feeling so rough. I'd say if it's possible, sleep as much as you can today - the body heals itself faster when it's on standby.
alias: castle [beckett coffee]x_nothing_here on June 15th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a GENIUS idea! best one EVER!!!
what a catch.rocketgirl2 on June 15th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)

Ugh. I hope you feel better soon (and then give them a serious bitching out for that).
Isabellabellacortez on June 15th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Are they insane???
You seriously may want to take it easy for the next 48 hours. Eat and don't forget to drink plenty!
I hope you feel better soon.