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squirrel

I have been taking my blood pressure as doc requested and its persistently on the low side is this common for us?

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Altostrata

Some people seem to get lower blood pressure and some people get higher blood pressure. I had higher blood pressure. Acupuncture was very helpful. My blood pressure is normal now.

 

Blood pressure is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, which gets whacked by withdrawal syndrome. So blood pressure problems are quite common.

 

People with low blood pressure are often encouraged to drink enough water. This can help increase blood pressure.

 

Do you have other blood pressure symptoms, such as faintness upon standing?

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Healing

I think some people eat more salt to help with low blood pressure.

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Hopeful

I think some people eat more salt to help with low blood pressure.

 

 

Two years post w/d I had a bout with low blood pressure and was told to eat more salt. It cleared up on its own and is now normal.

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solida

I used to wearing support stockings to keep the blood pressure up.

 

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solida

I used to wearing support stockings to keep the blood preassure up.

 

lg solida

 

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squirrel

just feel incredibly weak and dizzy most of the time

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alexjuice

just feel incredibly weak and dizzy most of the time

 

Yes, I've had this. I get to mid day and can't really stand or think, talk even.

 

My blood pressure has been all over the place, but recently it's been quite low and this correlates with my fatigue and disorientation. I tried increasing sodium intake by drinking a can of chicken broth (no msg, 1700mg sodium) but that made me even weaker, though maybe this method is flawed.

 

When I am that weak, there isn't much I can do.

 

I don't feel any worry or anxiety though. I'm too fatigued and weak for that. So a sliver lining!

 

Squirrel, do you feel the weakness all day long? I am usually okay in energy/clarity for 4-7 hours after waking before I start to weaken.

 

Alex.I

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squirrel

usually I feel better as the day goes on and by evening although sometimes I can feel it all day

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alexjuice

usually I feel better as the day goes on and by evening although sometimes I can feel it all day

 

That sounds tough. You have my sympathies. Even on my bad days, I typically get the first part of the day to be somewhat functional before the crap settles in and I can't do squat.

 

The interesting thing for me is that the diastolic bp (lower number) stays in a tight range, 55-65, almost always. This is historically low for me. The weird part is that systolic goes all over the map... from 87 - 110+ but is usually in the 90s, also low for me.

 

Not sure what to make of it...

 

best wishes,

Alex.I

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Purplestars22

I have had low blood pressure throughout my wd readings from: 90/60- 110/70. It leaves me extremely fatigued throughout the whole day, brain fog, sluggish, out of it feeling, unable to concentrate. It's just really debilitating I drink more water and increase my salt intake but it does not seem to help.

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FightingForHope

I too have had low blood pressure for years, usually on the low side of normal .... a few years ago dangerously low, on and off, so that I would have fainting spells; the doctors couldn't find anything wrong me or a reason for my fainting, but it must have been the meds?

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Peachy

Anyone experience problems with low blood pressure? I've become exercise intolerant. I start to get light headed and really weak, then I turn pale and feel like I'm going to vomit. I also get dizzy and shaky. I even felt a pain in my chest and right arm today...

I also get dizzy upon just standing somedays. 

I know my blood pressure is low bc I had to go to the ER with a stomach issue a few weeks ago, and they said I was dehydrated and had very low blood pressure. Which didn't make sense bc I hadn't been throwing up or diarrhea. Just pain and a fever. 

When I went for a follow up, they told me my blood pressure was still very low.  

Thoughts? Is this WD related, or should I look into it?

 

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Meimeiquest

I think it could be withdrawal or something else.  There are conditions such as neurocardiogenic syncope and POTS that exist apart from WD, but I think they are also related to the autonomic nervous system.  Right now I’m working on problems with low anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) which is made in the pituitary, it might be from my mold-related problems,  I think it’s your call, but lots of water and sea salt are key.  Sometimes spironolactone is used as well, from what little I know.  But I think exercise intolerance can lead to a downhill slide in being able to cope with WD.

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Junglechicken

My diastolic bp has been lower these days.

 

Overall, my bp has been "normal".

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Evss

I'm exercise intolerant due to POTS. I also have low blood pressure, could be an adrenal thing. I have a history of severe adrenal fatigue before meds. I also have tachycardia and heart palps. Severe fatigue and insomnia but I take antihistamines to sleep and it works. 

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TurkeyCold

Since being in withdrawal my blood pressure usually is around 100/60, formerly it was 125/80. I often feel the urge to eat salty food, and I do indulge in that craving. Furthermore, I try to drink enough water as it's recommended here as well.

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Mimi11

Hi all, 

 

Has anyone stabilized after having low blood pressure? Any medications that helped? I've tried compression stockings, drinking more water, salt etc and have had very little improvement. I'm usually in the low 90s/low 60s and it makes me feel awful. Intense fatigue, brain fog, lethargy. The low blood pressure started at the end of year 2 into year 3 post withdrawal and has lasted about a year. I had one day this week where my blood pressure was 117/66 and I felt like a million bucks! I did find an old thread about low blood pressure and it sounded very familiar. Just wondering if anyone has any more info to share. Thanks!

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