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hclcdce
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   Posted 5/1/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed since being diganosed with CD that I have very low blood pressure. For example 82/60. Does anyone else experience this? I get very tired during the day from about 1-4.

karendee
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   Posted 5/1/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   

I have pretty low BP too and have for a very long time (before knowing I had CD) I usually have about 100/60 or so.

Yours is much lower and it could not hurt to let your doctors know.

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

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Sarita
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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Some people just naturally run low, but if this isn't normal for you, you should go get checked out. One possibility is that you are dehydrated. This leads to a condition known as "hypovolemia" (when your body doesn't contain enough fluid to keep the circulation at a steady volume) and this can lead to lower blood pressure, especially when you go from a seated to a standing position. That is called "orthostatic hypotension." Next time you take your BP, try it when you're lying down and see if it goes any higher. If it drops when you stand up, this might very well be the case.

It could also be a million other things, or nothing, but this is the first thing that came to my mind. The only way to fix it is to start drinking plenty of electrolyte-enhanced beverages like Gatorade or Pedialyte. Get some salt in your diet (salt helps the body absorb water). And definitely bring it to your doc's attention the next time you go for a visit. Good luck :)
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I have low BP but a high pulse my norm is about 107
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


dunny2
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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine is also about 90/60, but Sarita is right. When I'm in hospital, unless I'm in a lot of pain, then it goes way up, but if
I'm dry, they constantly check it. Sometimes I think I'm dead really LOL
Vicky

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Sarita
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   Posted 5/1/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Just a little factoid...the reason the pulse goes up is to increase your "cardiac output." Since you're volume-depleted when you're dehydrated, the heart rate will increase to compensate for the fluid loss.  Okay, I'm going to stop spewing physiological mumbo-jumbo now.

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