Feeling faint sitting down. Blood pressure high low and normal when this occurs. No stress.

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FeelingFaint
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   Posted 3/29/2014 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Many days I have a feeling faint condition while sitting. Usually at my computer. I have no stress when this occurs. Lasts just a few minutes but can repeat within minutes or not come back for a few days. My blood pressure is taken during these periods and there is no consistency. Maybe 50% of the time my pressure is lower that normal and my heart rate in 60 to 70 range. Sometimes the heart rate is lower like the 40's. Forty % of the time the bp is normal and the remaining 10% it is high. I have been on Benicar bp meds for many years. Dosage was 20 mg. In the last month my GP has reduced the dosage to 5 mg. This has not helped the faint feeling but has helped a dry mouth condition. Both the GP and cardio docs so far have not a clue. This has been happening for at least 6 months. Anyone with similar symptoms, please post what you know. tia

Pat Tall
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   Posted 3/29/2014 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and glad you stopped by our Healing Well forum. I think you need to go back to the cardiologist. Also-- just a thought--have you considered that your computer screen could be affecting and causing your symptoms of feeling faint. I have a friend that can't sit at a screen because she gets dizzy. Also certain kinds of overhead lights flicker and causes the problem when sitting in front of her computer. She uses a special light and had the screen raised up so there was no tilt of her neck and that helped immensely with dizziness. She has low blood pressure.

Others will be answering soon. Wish you better friend. Pat

FeelingFaint
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   Posted 3/29/2014 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Pat thanks for the rapid response. I have considered my computer screens, I use 3 or 4 at a time, could be my problem. Maybe a test of not using my computers on the weekend, this will be tough, could prove to be a useful exercise. Will try that next weekend. Hopefully watching March madness will not corrupt the test. lol

Thanks again.

Brianala
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   Posted 4/11/2014 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Read up on Dysautonomia, and follow up with a Cardiologist. Dinet.org is a good place to start

I have had various diagnoses under the category of Dysautonomia and have the same symptoms for years. I am here on this forum doing research as I'm facing needing to have a Nissen sooner or later. Not sure if my GERD is related to my Dysautonomia, but they are commonly found together.

lilac7
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   Posted 4/11/2014 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to your cardiologist as well as take more water, can be dehydration. Get checked for the oxygen level in blood

lilac7
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   Posted 4/11/2014 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
have a look https://sites.google.com/site/stanleyguansite/health/health-tips/breathe-deeply-to-activate-vagus-nerve

FeelingFaint
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   Posted 4/27/2014 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
To All responders - working on a solution to my feeling faint. I use corrective glasses. Progressive type. The current pair I have had for 2 years plus. The last few weeks I have stopped using them and use an older pair only when reading printed material. So far the feeling faint problem has gone away. Later this week, I will try wearing the suspect glasses again to see if the problem returns. Will report back here after that test.

Does anyone here know of a similar problem being resolved this way? tia.
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