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So, since around month 5 post bypass my blood pressure, the upper number, has been hovering around 100. Sometimes under. I get lightheaded when I stand up from sitting or lying down. But, I went to my doctor and they checked my bp lying down, sitting, and standing, and it didn't change. Stays around 100/70. I know we're not doctors here, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this??

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Yes, and I get plenty of calories, Protein, Water, Vitamins, etc. It's mostly first thing in the morning and I just steady myself on the wall. I've talked to my dr. and decided it's not a big deal.

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Thank you both for your replies! I'm glad to know I'm not alone in this!! It is worse when I exercise, so my personal Trainer has told me to stop for a little while why the docs try to figure out if anything is going on.

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I had low hemoglobin, due to low Iron. Needed a blood transfusion. O was light headed.

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Thanks, ValerieinMexico. I did have my Iron checked, and I'm not anemic. All basic bloodwork was normal, but I'm having my bariatric team run tests for Vitamin and Protein levels next week, along with some other tests.

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1 hour ago, Briswife15 said:

Thanks, ValerieinMexico. I did have my Iron checked, and I'm not anemic. All basic bloodwork was normal, but I'm having my bariatric team run tests for Vitamin and Protein levels next week, along with some other tests.

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Did they check your ferritin stores? I've never been anaemic, my Iron levels are fine, but my stores were 6, they are supposed to range from 10-150. I was always tired and lightheaded until my iron infusion. For years and years no-one checked my stores, until I asked! Now I bore my friends and family banging on about how they need their ferritin checked, so sorry about that 😀

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Hi. Daisyjayne. No, they just checked hemoglobin, I think. I have had low ferritin stores before, so maybe you're right! Bariatric team checking that in late December.

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6 hours ago, Daisyjayne said:

Did they check your ferritin stores? I've never been anaemic, my Iron levels are fine, but my stores were 6, they are supposed to range from 10-150. I was always tired and lightheaded until my Iron infusion. For years and years no-one checked my stores, until I asked! Now I bore my friends and family banging on about how they need their ferritin checked, so sorry about that 😀

1 hour ago, Briswife15 said:

Hi. Daisyjayne. No, they just checked hemoglobin, I think. I have had low ferritin stores before, so maybe you're right! Bariatric team checking that in late December.

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My ferritin stores are also always low (until I get iron infusions) not certain if it ever made a difference - before and after

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I’m constantly light headed when I stand up.

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Light headedness, vision going black, blocked ears (like going up a mountain range), dull headedness... all day every day. Always had a tendency towards low blood pressure & even at my highest weight my blood pressure never went above 120 over 80. Now it’s never above 85 over 65. GP put me on a low pressure medication which seemed to take the edge of the events but after a couple of weeks it was as bad as ever. So off the meds, more blood tests & head scan. All good thank goodness but still no answers. GP & bari Dr want me to have abdomen scan now. Low BP is just as dangerous as high - strokes, organ damage - so keep following up with your Drs. I just want an answer & a solution but am very glad I’m not the only one suffering from this.

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