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Posted by Lak on June 13, 2003 at 15:43:30:

Dr. Stoll...
Question: What is considered low blood pressure? Mine is usually 118/60--or somewhere in that range. Never goes under 60. Is this pretty normal? The reason I ask is I'm always fatigued and wondered if this could be a part of it. Myself, my mom/brother/sister/daughter all have the same problem--many times when I get up quickly my vision goes almost completely black, my face feels numb and i fell like i'm going to pass out and then it goes away. I'm familiar with dysautonomia and know what I need to do to stop that--I'm doing very well with 2legs of the stool. Of course probably the most important part-the sr is the hardest to do and that which I do the least. But, anyways--is 118/60 considered low? Sorry. I know this was a short question made long. Thanks.



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Posted by akin on June 13, 2003 at 16:14:19:

In Reply to: bp posted by Lak on June 13, 2003 at 15:43:30:

Hi,

I have this same thing. My bp is has been 110/60 and my doctor said this is OK. I don't think so. Sometimes I feel faint and when I get up quick I feel like everything is going black and have to put my head down. However, she says OK.

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Posted by PhillyLady on June 13, 2003 at 18:36:08:

In Reply to: bp posted by Lak on June 13, 2003 at 15:43:30:

Hi Lak:

I also have dysautonomia. I fully understand when you say your vision goes almost black when getting up. There have been times when I had to hold on to furniture for a few seconds to stop myself from passing out.

I manage by taking diuretics and the herb butcher's broom. For some reason that helps me a lot. I rarely get the "passing out" sensations now. It was worse when I was in my twenties.

By the way, when a doctor tells me that this is normal, I tell him that no, it isn't normal, and how would he like to have the same affliction? I believe that doctors say it's normal because they see it all the time, but don't know how to treat it.

I'm sure Dr. Stoll will answer your b/p question.




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Posted by The Cat, Killed on June 13, 2003 at 18:43:11:

In Reply to: Re: bp posted by PhillyLady on June 13, 2003 at 18:36:08:





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Posted by PhillyLady on June 13, 2003 at 20:37:01:

In Reply to: Re: bp posted by The Cat, Killed on June 13, 2003 at 18:43:11:

Thanks Cat:

I enjoyed that article. Glad you could satisfy my curiosity.

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Posted by cris on June 14, 2003 at 08:35:36:

In Reply to: bp posted by Lak on June 13, 2003 at 15:43:30:

Orthostatic Hypotension--see link below.



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Posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 2003 at 08:37:47:

In Reply to: bp posted by Lak on June 13, 2003 at 15:43:30:

Hi, Lak.

Most of us would donate our front teeth to have pressure like this.

Foggedagboudit.

If you want to prevent ever having a problem consider wellness as a life style.

Walt



Re: bp (Archive in dysautonomia.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 2003 at 08:39:09:

In Reply to: Re: bp posted by The Cat, Killed on June 13, 2003 at 18:43:11:

Thanks, The Cat.

Walt

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Posted by cris on June 14, 2003 at 09:02:57:

In Reply to: Re: bp posted by cris on June 14, 2003 at 08:35:36:

The allopathic paradigm makes a big thing about it, but I have found that the simple solution is to get up more slowly. Simple. You could also flex your calves periodically, to get the blood moving while sitting.

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Posted by Lak on June 15, 2003 at 23:29:35:

In Reply to: Re: bp posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 2003 at 08:37:47:

Thanks for your response. Actually, I was wrong. I said my blood pressure was 118/60 when it was actually 108/60. Not only will I take your front teeth, but you can throw in a few of your back teeth as well. :)



Re: bp

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 16, 2003 at 12:55:58:

In Reply to: Re: bp posted by Lak on June 15, 2003 at 23:29:35:

Thanks, Lak.

ANYONE with a pressure like that should NEVER be considered for taking an antihypertensive. Congratulations!

To avoid the high readings, caused by the white coats, you might practice wellness (especially the SR and aerobic exercises).

Walt

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