Originally Posted by damaz3s
Hello everyone. I have been experiencing numberous symptoms the past month, which include lightheadedness, dizzness, fatigue, racing heartbeat and dropped blood pressure upon standing.
You had complained about breathing problems. Are you still experiencing difficulties with your breathing?
I saw a cardiolodist today who has insisted that if the pressure falls in the first 2 minutes, it isn't orthostatic hypotension.
Did he then give you a proper diagnosis of your problem, or not? Most people do not suffer from the symptoms that you are experiencing, upon standing, especially at your young age.
My blood pressure falls sgnifigantly the moment I stand up. After standing for a couple minutes, my bp stabilizes. Does anyone know the true diagnostic criteria for this disorder?
Putting a name to the problem won't really get you any closer to a cure. I am surprised that your cardiologist didn't suggest that it was caused by stress or anxiety, and that standing up is too stressful for you. It is a typical diagnosis when doctors don't have a clue.
How can it be normal for my bp to fall so drastically? My dr seems to think it isn't causing my symptoms. Thanks in advance. |
Oh also, when I stand, my pulse increases by 20-30 beats per minute.
Well..... you went to the cardiologist for a diagnosis, with legitimate symptoms. It seems like your cardiologist just discounted your symptoms. Did he offer any options to you, or any suggestions?
The first thing that pops to my mind is that your problems could be hormonal in nature, made worse because of diet, and/or a reaction to allergens or irritants. Something in your environment, or in your diet, might be causing a hormonal imbalance.
Are you overweight? When was the last time you had your blood sugar checked? Do you get very sleepy after a meal?
I'm sure that there are many other explanations, but I figured I'd just through in my 2 cents, for what it is worth.
Regards, and best of luck finding answers to your annoying symptoms.