Low Blood Pressure anyone

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ashleyf3
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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Over the last few years I have become used to the low temp (which shocks some people when it gets into the 95.9 ish range), but have recently been having lower blood pressure and pulse when I go to the doctor's office. It will vary - 95/65, 90/50, 100/60 - I use to run (after I lost weight) around 120/80ish all the time. Also my pulse has been dropping some - been around 50 to 60 (kept setting off the monitors at the hospital when I was there for a terrible headache/migraine that had for days and couldn't get under control because it kept dropping under 50). It used to be in the 60's to 70's (after I lost weight).

Anyone else had these numbers falling? It would be different if these were my "normal" numbers but they aren't so it makes me wonder why. I have also been getting sick again lately and docs are trying to figure out what's going on and if it is Lyme again or what so just wondering.

I pray you are all doing well! Take care.

Blessings,
Leah

IH8Ticks
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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had some of these same anomalies just about all of my life. I think that some of it is hereditary, some is Lyme, etc., and some is hypothyroidism. Have you had your thyroid checked? Make sure that they check your T3, T4, and TSH. My TSH is high, but my T3 and T4 are normal.

My blood pressure is always on the low side, but I don't recall the numbers. I don't pay much attention to it. It's only a problem periodically when it gets really low, and I start having problems with getting lightheaded, like when I stand up too fast. I'm supposed to be on a higher salt diet, but I don't stick to it.

My resting pulse rate has always been very low. It's not unusual for me to get down to around 48. It doesn't seem to be a problem for me. When I exercise, my heart rate goes up normally. I think it would be more of a problem if my heart couldn't compensate for the extra work.

My normal body temperature has always been around 97. I've seen it get down to 96 or a bit lower without any problems.

I guess the question for you is - why now? Everyone has a different "normal". If yours has change, there may be a reason. I would start with the thyroid.

rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 7/15/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hypotension can be a symptom of lyme and or hereditary
Mine too used to be very low have to be careful geting up.
I tried salt I don't think it works.
I guess its better than high, if it gets too low doc will put u on a med to bring it up/

Tallison
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   Posted 7/15/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have all of these things... low BP, temp, pulse.  Docs used to say that it was a sign of 'picture perfect' health.
 
LOL (or Cry out loud), still some docs have no idea about this...
 
Sometimes I used to also have orthostatic hypotension (decreased bp when going from sitting to standing).
I have been told that there are autonomic issues that lyme can present with.... and that Unique E (A.C. Grace brand) has been shown to improve some dysautonomia symptoms.
 
Tracy
 

achievinggrace
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   Posted 7/15/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Me, too! Several times this winter I was at 94.3 now that that is the ambient temperature, I am doing fine!! My blood pressure can be anywhere between 90/60 to 114/80. Once, when I was in hospital it dropped to something impossibly low, for no apparent reason. As long as no one else seems to be alarmed about this, I won't be. Makes you wonder why they keep on taking your temperature and your blood pressure, though ....

Willowrose
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   Posted 7/16/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello. In 2006, after a lifetime of normal 120/70 range BP readings, I began to have dizzy spells and to black out when I got up suddenly, or even, sometimes, when I was just sitting still. My temperature, which used to be normal, dropped, and my heartrate was habitually slow (except in response to dizzy/black out situation, when it would speed up and beat hard in an effort to get oxygen to my brain). Silly doctor initially congratulated me for being so healthy what with the BP, and heartrate. My protests that my lifestyle didn't support that conclusion went unheeded. Finally, I saw an endocrinologist and was tested for adrenal function with an insulin tolerance test. The results revealed that I had borderline adrenal insufficiency (Addison's). The popular terminology for this is adrenal fateague. Current thinking is that the years of Lyme and coinfections taxed my system, causing this. I was treated with steroids initially - Cortef - and felt much better. I am now not taking anything but, as someone else mentioned, I do eat salt when my BP is low, and I make sure I am thoroughly hydrated at all times. The only other remaining consideration is that I am unable to respond well to physically stressful situations, so if I have a medical procedure, I need a stress dose of cortisone before and during to help maintain my BP.

If the low BP, heartrate, and body temperature are new for you, it may be a good idea to get it checked out.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.


bucci
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   Posted 7/17/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
willow, I have all same thing for at least 15 yrs or probably more.
low blood preasure. low body temp. if I have 98 I feel like I am burning up with fever.
and LOW CHOLESTEROL. do you have low colesterol

and low platelet ....

do you have hyperquagulating. thick blood.

I feel like heperin has helped a lot for that.

also do you pee out pretty fast if you drink a lot f water.?
hep c , lyme
Dad has lyme


Willowrose
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   Posted 7/17/2010 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
bucci - how do you know if you have thick blood? I get all the usual blood tests (and many others) but don't know if I've ever had one for that. I take an enzyme for biofilm daily that has a side effect of thinning the blood some. In the past, in response to general health recommendations, I tried taking low dose aspirin daily, but I became covered with bruises. Even now with the enzyme, I have more than normal bruising. I don't think I have low platelets - wouldn't someone have told me that? My combined cholesterol has always tested high for my size and diet, but it's mostly the good kind of cholesterol. One doctor told me it didn't matter, that the total number was the important thing; another told me that wasn't right, that if my good cholesterol was high and the other wasn't, that was the important thing. Do you know the answer to that? I think the turnaround time for me with taking in and discarding liquid is pretty much normal. It is disconcertingly reassuring to know you've had this for at least 15 years or more. I can quit worrying about it in the short term. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.


Tallison
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   Posted 7/18/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.
Bucci, I have all of what you do.  Except it seems that there are just times that I will quickly get rid of the water that I just drank.
The times when I can't keep hold of my water seem to be around the same time that if I lie down, my throat or mouth partches.
It DEFINITELY happens more after some medications or a lot of salt.
 
Dehydration is supposed to thicken the blood, dehydration makes mine THINNER.
 
Dunno if it is an osmolality thing, a vasopressin thing (my vasopressin is very very low, but when given a liquid supression test, does go up in small increments)....
 
Tracy

bucci
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   Posted 7/18/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Willow , I have to look up the name of the exact test for thick blood. they take 4 or 6 tubes everytime. I htink it is called PPT or hyperquagulation? I gotta dig up papers.

what enzyme??wobeyme? I want to drop the heparin shots but don't dare till my numbers get lower.

i don't know anything about cholestrol good or bad but I do know it is very common t find people in mental institutions with LOW cholesterol . Also my Dad has it low too so it is either lyme cause he has it or it is heriditary cause we both have it.???

Tracy i heard this word vasopressin before and am not even sure if your spelling f "osmolality" is a typo or a real word???

I feel bad coming up with this half bites of info. My doctor said this peeing out the water so fast is a brain chemistry thing and it is also related to very low sex drive. I can't remember what it was called ? itiis a neuro kind of thing or a kindney thing?

tis is post is wacked. I gotta turn off computer for a while. xxxx
hep c , lyme
Dad has lyme


Willowrose
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
bucci - the enzyme my lyme doctor recommends for biofilm is Unizyme. It is taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning an hour before eating. I can't swallow that one so I take another that has pretty much the same ingredients. Thanks for the info about the blood test. I have a physical coming up and I will ask about that.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

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