low blood pressure

Hi,

I haven't been on here in quite some time now.   I received a pacemaker over 2 years ago (still love it) but am having low blood pressure lately.   Last night it was 87 over 56.   I checked it for about 15 minutes on and off and the highest it got was 96 over 64.   I went to the ER last week over this and they sent me home after watching me 6 hours and told me to followup with my EP.  But they can't see me until May 14th.

Anyways I was wodnering if anyone else has this issue.   I have noticed I am tired more often again which I hate to see comig back.

 I am 47 years old and on no medications if that would help your thoughts also. 

Thank you,
Tammy

 


2 Comments

Low blood pressure

by Selwyn - 2019-05-04 14:20:20

In general if you are not having symptoms from your BP I don't think I would be too worried.  Some people faint, or go dizzy- this is a problem.

BP is lower at night. It is probably best to get a 24 hour monitoring cuff machine-  See what the average is.  It is best to check blood pressure in the other arm- sometimes arterial disease or compression can cause a false reading. 

Dehydration can cause a low BP. A little extra salt in the diet may increase BP along with extra fluids.  

There are illnesses like, Addison's Disease, low thyroid, anaemia etc. that cause low BP- you may need to get some basic biochemistry/ haematology checked.

 

Low BP

by Btx - 2019-06-03 01:10:38

Lisinopril caused me to be extremely tired.  If you are taking any BP med look at the side effects and talk to your doctor.  Also get your doctor or pharmacist to look at the meds you take together.  I had to change one of my meds from night to morning to keep from breathing too shallow at night. 

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