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I woke up yesterday with so much dizziness that I had trouble walking. Last night I checked my BP as I normally do and it was 71/49. I did not take my blood pressure meds this morning. Anyone else have this happen?

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you better call 911 That is going into shock territory

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Well, mine runs around 95/60, so not as low as yours. I used to have HBP prior to surgery. I'd call your primary care provider. Good luck, and keep us posted!

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Please take good care of yourself and do keep us posted. Best wishes.

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On 10/21/2019 at 10:02, Lynda486 said:

I woke up yesterday with so much dizziness that I had trouble walking. Last night I checked my BP as I normally do and it was 71/49. I did not take my blood pressure meds this morning. Anyone else have this happen?

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Hi. I hope you called your doctor as that is very low. I was running bp like that the first day post op in the hospital on pain meds but not anything like that since home.

Keep us posted!

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That is really low , you need to see a Dr urgently. Mine dropped to 75 over 45 a couple of hours after my surgery and it was awful, I thought I was going to die! I got taken back into surgery and was given 4 units of blood. It turned out I had a bleed from a relatively minor blood vessel.

All the best, keep us updated

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I wouldn’t have gone to sleep with mine that low, I would have called a Dr immediately. aI would have been scared that if I went to sleep I wouldn’t wake up

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I was diagnosed with heart failure the day before I had surgery (my doctors in Mexico pretty much saved my life, as I had no idea something was wrong with my heart.) I’m 17 days post op today. Yesterday and the day before, I started almost blacking out every time I stood up, and then I’d get a headache. When I took my bp yesterday it was 71/48. I emailed my cardiologist and then consulted a pharmacist who told me that with the nearly blacking out symptoms, that was simply too low, and I needed to stop all my meds until I spoke with my doc. My bp slowly rose thru last night and today, and when I spoke to my doc, he took me off a med completely and reduced the dosage of the other 2. He said that at this point in recovering from surgery, I simply wasn’t able to intake enough Water to combat the water i was losing because of the meds. Please call your doctor and tell him what’s happening. You very likely need your meds adjusted until your water intake is closer to normal.

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First of all I want to thank you all for your replies and concerns. We were without power after a major storm Monday morning so I didn't see your replies until this morning. After skipping my BP meds yesterday, today my BP is 109/71. I have already sent a note to my regular DR, who I see Thursday. I am still a little dizzy but so much better. Since I couldn't cook yesterday I spent the day getting in more liquids. I plan to concentrate on liquids again today!

Again, thanks for your support and caring ways!

Lynda

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Oh I'm glad that you are alright. As you can see, we all were worried about you. And a HIGH FIVE for thinking about your BP meds as being a possible culprit. Not sure that would have been my first option, but my primary care doc is only a phone call away, so he'd have been the first one I called. Glad you are feeling better. :)

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So@ Lynda 468 Are you all BETTER and did your Doctor give good news on Thursday? Was just thinking of you, sending Good Healing Thoughts your Way!

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I am all better and the Dr took me off all my BP meds, yay!

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That's awesome @Lynda486. I'm glad your doctor took you off your BP meds too. That is great that you can now come off of them entirely. Way to go!

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Thanks a bunch!

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