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   Posted 11/25/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I was at my primary on Friday. As usual my blood pressure was "low." This time the nurse went through my file to compare my other blood pressure readings. I think this time it was 90 over something (how's that for specific). Anyone else run into this? And does it mean anything? I asked the nurse and she said it was because I was "thin."
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   Posted 11/25/2007 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry I don't know much about blood pressure, mine is normally 115 over 77 or something (I am not thin) and when I am really stressed, when my Mom was very ill and when I was put in the hospital for testing the other week, it went from 115 at the doc's to 135 at the hospital. I would google it on the side effects of your medicine.
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   Posted 11/25/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, mine has always been low. One time it was so low a nurse asked me if I was alive; another time the nurses quipped I had the blood pressure of an athlete (not!). Hee hee. I don't think it means much; I'm not thin, but then again not overweight. I do workout...but I'm def not an athlete! My Mom has always had low blood pressure, my Dad high. I'll look up my readings for you and let you know what mine are.


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   Posted 11/25/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   

I have either had perfect blood pressure or low (presently), never high...here's a link re low blood pressure...








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   Posted 11/25/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
My last dr. appt. my BP was 80 something over 50 something. The nurse said she'd never seen BP that low and came back to take it at the end of my appt. Then it was up to my usual 90/60 range. I'm thin, too. I think that can play a part in it. My main symptom of low BP is that dizzy/faint feeling I get when standing too quickly.
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   Posted 11/26/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I've always had low blood pressure too. My norm is around 80-90/50-60 - or something like that. Sometimes it goes a bit higher but not by much. I find that I get cold easier with lower bp and I get the dizziness too if I stand too quick. I take Norvasc on occasion for my Reynauds which is basically a low dose bp medicine and I have to take my bp before I take the med to be sure it's not too low - if my bp is over 100 then I'm allowed to take it. But none of my doctors ever seemed concerned over my low bp.

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   Posted 11/26/2007 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. And thanks PB for the link.
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   Posted 11/26/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
No problemo!

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   Posted 11/26/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
My pressure is sometimes very low as well, but I'm not surprised...
Here's my formula for it:
low pressure=(pooh+fluid loss)+lack of water intake
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   Posted 11/26/2007 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine runs low, too. I consider it a good thing with so many folks on high blood pressure meds.
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   Posted 11/26/2007 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too, Mine is always low... One time a nurse asked me if I was feeling ok after she took it... lol... It's usually 90/60'ish... right in that range.
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