So I have a silver lining that I greatly enjoy. Since my dysautonomia causes me to have unstable and frequently low blood pressure (adds to fast pulse and complicated by/with Sjogrens dryness problems), we had to find a way for me to keep my pressure up and stable. There's medicines - beta blockers - but as I mentioned in a previous post they are complicated to use and often come with severe side effects. The preferred line of defense is to keep my pressure up 'naturally'. And what raises blood pressure? Anyone? Anyone at all? SALT!
That's right, when everyone else starts chastising someone for eating too much salt, I get to launch into a lecture on why I MUST HAVE IT! I get to eat as many pickles, pretzels, and soy sauce-soaked foods as my little heart desires. (Ok not quite...if I overdo it I swell like the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka and can't bend my joints, but it takes quite a bit to reach that point.)
So, in honor of my favorite side effect...I give you World Salt Awareness Week! It's amazing the things you can find when trying to Google the 3M paper bra-turned paper mask story to prove to your husband you're always right...
Anyone else get to enjoy this or another unexpected perk from your condition(s)? Every once in a while we have fun:)