There is no doubt in my mind that you have a similar problem. They tell me
it's orthostatic hypotension. It can come from eating as well as standing
or sitting up too quickly.
When they have trouble getting your blood pressure, try tilting back as far
as you can. I have to tilt back when I eat, because my blood pressure drops
too drastically. That is why I end up taking midodrine every time I eat
when I haven't consumed food in four or five hours.
I usually take my blood pressure just prior to eating in order to determine
whether one-half midodrine will do the trick.
PS take this seriously. I was put in the hospital twice for low blood
pressure in the cardiologist and renal doctors were adamant that I needed
to keep my blood pressure higher than 80/50. Even if I went a little too by
for a while. They would prefer my blood pressure to be higher rather than
I have seen mine dipped down to the mid-50s over 30 something. That's not
On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 8:36 PM, greg <g...@eskimo.com> wrote:
> I can get super dizzy after eating. And maybe 10% of the time the nurses
> can't hear/find my blood pressure.
> Not sure if related, but think it could be, about 10% of the time they
> can't find a vain to draw blood. When it's that bad, even the light machine
> can't find a vain.
> > I have problems with this occasionally, especially after I eat or
> > first get seated in the chair. It's definitely not good to have
> > this low. It's hard on your heart and your kidneys, not to mention
> > all of the other internal organs.
> > Just FYI, if you can't get a reading sitting up, try tilting back
> > as far as you can in the wheelchair or in bed and see if you get
> > one. If it's low, then you might need to talk to a physician about
> > whether it's beneficial to take medication to raise it. They have
> > me taking medication part of the day, but when I get into bed I
> > have pain issues which elevates my blood pressure. So it's a bit of
> > a seesaw as well as a balancing act.
> > Quadius
> > On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Danny Hearn
> > <ddh...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >> Yes, most quads range very low in blood pressure.....mine is the
> >> same as you guys and have had times they can't even get a reading
> >> also. Dan H***
> >> On Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:43 PM, "jume9...@comcast.net"
> >> <jume9...@comcast.net> wrote:
> >> My blood pressure is very like yours Bobbie all the time. They
> >> sometimes can't even get a reading.
> >> Meredith
> >> Sent from my LG Mobile