BP 100/70 is this okay? Got dizzy standing after squatting down.

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cured4real?
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   Posted 6/1/2008 2:53 AM (GMT 0)   
Today was okay, but a little more side effects. I think the provigil is affecting my BP.  My diastolic is the one that goes up with me due to a slight problem with a valve on the left side of my heart. Tonight I squatted down to feed fish in a lower tank and got really bad vertigo and am still nauseaus.  
 
I don't know if this is something to mention. I was outside alot and maybe my electrolytes got low. I should probably try some gatorade. Usually, the BP goes bad when my sugar is up, but it isn't. 
 
I also felt that my heart beat was irregular, but I don't know how irregular it is normally, but it seemed a little tachy when I first took the pill, but I made the mistake of having coffee with it.  I almost went to the emt station to have them check it, but I felt it was just a panic attack type thing and it did go away as the day wore on. It could be from breaking the pill. Any ideas? Should I coat it in peanut butter so it doesn't break down too fast? Any help here. I hate breaking pills.
 
I think it just may be too strong for me. They make 100s and I can call my doc and ask that he prescribe the 100s and I can break them in half. It will be half the lowest prescribed dose, but probably fine for me.  I can always increase it if it stops working I guess.
 
Still beneficial for fatigue. Is the BP abnormal? Should I mention to the doc or go check with the EMTs if it happens again?  I may take tomorrow off and give my body a rest, I don't know. I just don't want my liver to start rejecting it or my heart to go screwy so I can't take it ever.
 
Any ideas here would help, Thanks in advance for your alway kind and helpful replies.
 
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   Posted 5/31/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Marji . . . that doesn't sound too low . . . but when you change position, it is likely dropping . . suddenly. Be careful when you get up too. Sit on the side of the bed for a minute before you get up to your feet. Your BP also drops when you empty your bladder, so be careful about standing up too quickly after you void.

I would mention it to the doc next visit. Any change should be mentioned. I hope the provigil works out for you . . . it sounds promising! The pharmacist is also a great resource.

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   Posted 5/31/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Marji..if you don't feel right by tomorrow I would go and get yourself check out, try to get some rest. I agree with Rosie don't get up to fast. I had panic attacks, you don't know if it's your heart because of the breathing and chest pain that we get from it,hope things get better for you. Debbie
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   Posted 5/31/2008 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Marji, my PB is usually about 120 / 70. I was just curious about the weather where you are. I have been having a lot of difficulty breathing in this humidity. Also with COPD when you stoop down you push your lungs upward. Which may be causing you to get dizzy. I get dizzy when I stand up to fast. Sure if you react the same way tomorrow or monday you might want to consider going down. You might be better off with a lower dose. Everyone is different. Oh yeah my friend has been on it a year and she takes 100mgs. You also are on alburterol and advair. Whioch of course are steroids. That with the provigil could be working you over time.

 

 

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   Posted 6/1/2008 2:05 AM (GMT -6)   
According to what I found "For most individuals, a healthy blood pressure ranges from 90/50 mmHg to 130/90 mmHg. A small drop in blood pressure, even as little as 20 mmHg, can result in transient hypotension." I guess low blood pressure can depend on the person and the situation.
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   Posted 6/1/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I agree with everyone.  I don't think it's too low, but every person reacts differently to blood pressure.  I'd get in to see your doctor about it too.  Just to make sure. 
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cured4real?
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   Posted 6/1/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I took a third of a pill today and put a dab of peanut butter on the broken end before I took it, and didn't take it at the same time as anything else. I felt awful in the morning. I think what happened was I was out in the sun too much and the provigil seems to be increasing the effect of the evoxac, because I've had a ton of saliva and have been sweating, which I NEVER do. So I probably got my electrolytes messed up. I drank a sports drink today and made sure to stay inside alot and rested, and I feel better. I think I could probably do with half a 100mg instead of half a 200mg, and that may be the real solution, at least until I get used to it. It was sweltering today, extremely hot and humid, like well over 100 and our oaks aren't big enough yet to provide much shade around the house, so it is like a desert.

My rheumie warned me and got mad at me for going in the sun without sunscreen spf 50 in my case, and said that I really need to avoid the sun at all costs, which is kind of a bummer for me, having more energy now. And I threw my back out having all this energy and it really hurts, so I don't know, maybe even less than half a 100!
Thanks for the help. If it continues, with the gatorade and staying out of the sun, I will have to decide if it's worth it to take it.

Carol, my swollen huge liver and belly presses on my diaphragm and lungs like you say. If it gets inflamed, it pushes worse. What was weird was that I was squatting, not bending over, which would make more sense, but I guess I must have bent over getting up. I'm not real graceful anymore.

My heart is more regular too. Just probably need a lower dose. Its funny, steroids don't mess up my heart as much. I do better on them. But I have lost about five pounds already on this medicine just from being more active, and my family is happier that I am less tired all the time.
Love, Marji
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn

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