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Old 09-25-2016, 03:15 AM   #21
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Man with a BP that low and getting dizzy you were lucky not to blackout and fall overboard. Be sure not to sit up or stand too quick. If it happens again lay down and get your legs higher than your heart. Better than falling and thumping your head. Also next time you see your doctor be sure to ask if they would suggest any parameters to hold the BP medication depending on what it is that you're taking.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:23 AM   #22
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How fast did you lose the weight? Rapid weight loss and rapid change to your sodium intake could result in low blood pressure as your autonomic nervous system (which controls how much your blood vessels contract to maintain pressure) adjusts to the change in variables.

Your most recent blood pressure is pretty healthy, really, and if you're on any HBP meds I would talk to your doctor about a plan to stop them and see how it goes.

80's / 60's is pretty low, I agree you're lucky you didn't pass out. If it gets more stable over time I think you should be ok. Stay in touch with your regular doctor, though, that's the main thing.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:02 AM   #23
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Hmm I wonder if that is my problem? Do you ever get this after you eat a big meal?


Could be:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_hypoglycemia

Fix it by eating a Snickers bar.

Yeah, I have done that after eating a meal or mt dew and it gets me back. Thanks for that info dude!
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:56 PM   #24
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If you were watching a major news channel and political analyses and then went fishing, your system may have over corrected itself downward while you were fishing. Might want to limit your exposure to broadcast news and commentary.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:55 PM   #25
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Sounds like a combination of dehydration, heat and maybe the wife's bug. What about your heart rate, did it go up? If it did, body compensating for lower BP. What color was your urine? Dark, concentrated? Probably dehydrated. Ginger ale, soft drinks, beer, etc will dehydrate you. I went fishing yesterday too, from sunup to late afternoon. And the heat got to me. And I drank a ton of water and tried to keep cool. Military always taught us to drink water when hot, even if not thirsty. I soak a towel in the cooler ice water and put on my head ever so often. Have heard that your head loses or gains a lot of heat. If BP normal now, probably not your meds. Low blood sugar maybe, but if you eat normally, shouldn't be a factor. If anyone else has any tricks to keep cool, would appreciate in hearing them. Hang in there and I would go see my doctor if still dizzy or low BP
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Fished offshore today. 12 hours, and back home at 117/65. About right for me. That low BP is scary for sure.
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Good to hear.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:22 AM   #28
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You can stop by ANY fire station in this country that has people on shift and have your BP and blood sugar checked for free.
Never shy away if you need checked out.
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