Anyone here suffer from Labile Blood Pressure? I am not sure what it is other than blood pressure than is unstable, such as highs and lows?
My blood pressure has dropped to 80/58, highs 100/70. this is not normal for me, usually it's 120/80 to 130/85.
He said he was unsure but maybe a possiblity that I have Labile Blood Pressure but he wanted a 2D echocardiogram to rule out post partum cardiomylopathy. I looked it up and it's not nice, so I am a bit worried.
How do you knw for sure if you have Labile Blood Pressure? Would they order a holter monitor?
Reading your post it does not appear (face value) that your readings would be considered labile. I had (probably still have) labile BP. My BP was stress related. I was suffering anxiety attack. Everytime one would come on my BP would go from normal to high in a matter of a couple minutes. I had to relax and calm myself for it to return to normal as meds did not work.
Your lows are really not that low either. Is that late in evening,lying down,when u are really calm? Mine will get low when I practice my breathing or am in bed.
When BP drops low, our heart rate increases to compensate. It is not unusual to see a low reading and high-ish pulse. 80 & 90 are still within normal readings. I do really weel with a low BP, the lower the better. I am quite fit with 90-100/60 and anything over 130/85 makes me jittery. Go figure...we are all different. When my BP goes up to lets say 145/90 I am actually feeling very unwell and I get red.
I used to worry about everything heart related because a sibling had a heart attack and I would fantasize about having one myself and croaking it.
I had to get over this and try to lead my life. I have clients in their late 60's and 70's and even early 80's with very high pressures and they have been alive for years and years. I am not saying don't be concerned, you are doing all the right things getting tested and such. But cardiomyopathy is a zebra. And me motto is
"when you hear hoof beats first look for horses and then for zebras".
I'm sure you will be fine.
Last edited by Teacupforme; 04-19-2009 at 05:50 PM.