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joyjim's picture
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Blood Pressure

I have an appointment tomorrow, but today I am feeling crappy....heart pounding and light headed, moody and overall out of it. I took my BP and it is 88/59, my pulse is 101.
Any thoughts? I just want to sleep. I can barely keep my eyes open.

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That's low! I would call your doc or have someone drive you in to the office for a more accurate reading!

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The light headed and feeling out of it can be attributed to low blood pressure. Make sure you don't lie on your back when resting as this can make it worse. Lay on your side (preferrably left side), always take it slow when going from sitting/laying to standing. Your BP can take a nose dive if you hop up too quickly. I say definitely call the doctors office and mention it. Not sure what they can do about low blood pressure.

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I agree, definitely call. I have no idea what causes it to be low...but your HR is high too....I'd just call.

joyjim's picture
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I'm just waiting. Dr. and I have already discussed low blood pressure, so I am waiting.

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Usually low blood pressure is good, but feeling light headed is not good.

Did you take your vitamins (and maybe iron supplement) yet today? Sometimes low iron can cause low energy, too...

That reminds me, I think I'll go take my vitamins.

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I hope you're feeling better now!!

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Hope you're feeling better!! My blood pressure is always low (today at my doctors was 95/62) and I do often get that heart-thumping, racing pulse feeling. Unpleasant, but it doesn't worry me because I've always been that way and it runs in my family. FWIW, I find that lack of sleep usually makes it worse.

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"joyjim" wrote:

I have an appointment tomorrow, but today I am feeling crappy....heart pounding and light headed, moody and overall out of it. I took my BP and it is 88/59, my pulse is 101.
Any thoughts? I just want to sleep. I can barely keep my eyes open.

Get something to eat and drink, preferably carbs, and go lay down! I'm in the same boat as you. My systolic was 76 the other day at work. I passed out. You have to be really careful. Take it easy!

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Did you get some advice from your dr? Hope everything is ok. Take good care of yourself!

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Hope your feeling better! Take it easy and get some rest.