thanks very much for the prompt response, advice, and links. I am definitely on the same page as far as the weight. 190 is the goal. I'm not going to do anythign too drastic but am about due for another fast regardless..
Yes, Z is quite strange. It was the most bizarre medical experience of my life thus far... especially how it profoundly changed my dreams. I felt as if I was existing within someone else's consciousness entirely while sleeping. I've been off of it for several weeks now, after final weaning and am only beginning to feel like 'myself' again, thank God! And the lucid dreams and other magical night time festivities have ensured once again which is wonderful. :)
Thanks again for the link and information.. Will read now and cardio advice is already in the works. I have another appointment with my primary care in a few weeks to see if the BP is any lower.
the weirdest part is the jolting thing and what seems like little blasts of pressure at various parts of my body.
is this type of reaction common in situations of high BP and rapid weight gain? if so I have a newfound sympathy for those suffering wth this affliction. It's horrible and scares the hell out of you. :-0
thanks again and will read all that you sent and continue with the lifestyle modifications and research.