41 yr old woman.I have been on a low carb diet for 6 months, losing 62 pds, with another 28 pds to go. A couple months ago, I had some chest pains and thought it was my heart. I went to the hospital where they took tests and the diagnosis was low potassium, with a prescription to raise it up. I have been getting very lightheaded and tired lately so I checked my blood pressure. I am usually in the 100-120/60-80 range but yesterday I was 84/46. Anyone else with these symptoms on a low carb diet? I haven't called my doctor yet and would like to raise it naturally.
My present BP situation, described in a thread posted today (VERY low diastolic) came about when I changed my diet to low-carb almost ten years ago. I lost almost 50 lbs. and have kept most of it off. Before that, I never had low diastolic readings.
Thanks everyone for your replys. I have tried to drink 1-2 cups of water every hour or two today, and I have a lobster base that I make broth out of that is loaded with salt, that I had with my supper. I usually have alot of water during the day anyway to help with my diet, and I'm a coffee nut, so I usually have 2-4 cups a day, plus a cup of decaf tea in the evening. I will be checking my BP tomorrow, and I'm hoping this has helped. I've fallen down twice today from being dizzy and /or getting up too quickly. Even now, lifting my head to view what I'm writing makes me feel lightheaded. I'll let you know tomorrow what it is.