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newfoundsun
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   Posted 4/22/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Can low blood pressure be a side-effect of Crohn's?  I've noticed that since I've been diagnosed, I've had more times first thing in the morning where I get dizzy getting up.  Yesterday I actually fainted.  Freaked my husband out!  We checked my BP 2 minutes after I passed out, and it was 117/72.  I am normally a 120/80 kind of gal.  This morning I checked it, and it was 107/57.  I'll be calling my dr. this morning to see if there is something going on, but I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced more low blood pressure episodes with their Crohn's.  Thanks!
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tewcute
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   Posted 4/22/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always had blood pressure around 114/70. That is normal for me and I don't worry about it. I think you are doing the right thing by calling the doc beacause it is not normal for you. I every so often do get dizzy and lightheaded when I get up to quickly but don't know if I can attribute it to low blood pressure.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/22/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you drinking plenty of fluids
mine is always low 108 over 70
if in angst it goes up to 120 125 /80 85
plus potassium levels could be down as well just mho

yes do talk to doc n keep us posted

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newfoundsun
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   Posted 4/22/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I just talked with my doc.  My thyroid is low, and has been, which he says can contribute to low blood pressure.  My 120/80 is usually my max.  We are having trouble regulating my thyroid (we just checked it 2 weeks ago).  He's called in something to the pharmacy, but I can't remember the name.  He said to also drink more water and use more salt (?).  My body may be detoxing a bit as well.  
 
BTW:  Both my CRP and SED rates have gone down significantly.  Hooray!
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/22/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for update
keep us posted
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Rider Fan
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   Posted 4/22/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
107/57 shouldn't make you pass out.  Mine is often 90/50.
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Ashworthml
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   Posted 4/22/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
my blood pressure is always low and have problems with my thyroid, thats why I am on levothyroxine. If my blood pressure drops considerably,I was told by my doctor to have marmite, or yeast extract,which does help a lot and stops the faint feeling quite quickly!
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Writer
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like postural hypertension, drop in blood pressure when you stand up. More water and salt is the typical advice for this. That's because it can be caused by dehydration. If you are anemic, that is another cause for dizziness.

Jen77
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you anemic? I have high blood pressure (in fact on medication for it). But when I had a sever bleed, I got very anemic. I had to go off my blood pressure meds for over a year, my pressure was LOW for the first time in years. My doctor said it had to do with being so anemic. But a lot of people do have low pressure, and be completely normal. However with your fainting, I would let your doctor know and see what they think!
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newfoundsun
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always tended towards anemic, and my latest blood test of 2 weeks ago confirmed it.  The doc echoed Writer....more water and salt.  :)
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lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 4/22/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Mines always been low, usually around 90/60 but its not uncommon for mine to go down to 80/50 and I still feel fine. I think the lowest mine ever was registered at was 75/40-something, but that time I did feel dizzy!

Last time mine was checked it was 82/50 but my bloodtest showed low protein levels so I guess it could be to do with that.

It used to really concern me when it was really low especially when I went through a phase of getting faint - but every single doctor I spoke to about it said it wasn't really anything to worry bout and that low blood pressure isn't a problem if its always been low. Apparently in other countries it is seen as an illness and you get prescribed drugs to get it up - not here though! The only advice the doctors could give me was to eat more salt!! Er no thanks I bloat easy enough as it is! lol!

I think if it suddenly goes low and its not normal for you then it could be a sign something may be going on or changing in your body so might be worth getting a full check over.
 
 


newfoundsun
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   Posted 4/22/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks lilcrohnie!  Since this is low for me, and has been low since yesterday, we are following through with it.  My thyroid is low, which contributes to it.  If I always ran low, I wouldn't be wondering about it.  But since my normal used to be 120/80, going down to 91/51 (which is what it was 2 hours ago) is quite a jump!
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/22/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
please do keep us posted n look after self i drink lots of water now n salt is one of my main dishes lol...
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pimfram
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   Posted 4/22/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine is always relatively low. At my last GI visit, it was 90/60. It's usually not that low, but I had a pretty long wait so the lack of activity was the likely reason.
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