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Old 05-27-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Dizziness when I get up

I get dizzy every time I get up from a lying position.I get a feeling as if I am about to faint and my vision gets blurred.

It's not only in case when I get get up in the morning but this happens even if I have been in a lying position for a few minutes any time of the day.

My blood pressure under normal conditions has always been in the range of 100-110(systolic) and 70-75(diastolic).Initially I thought that this could be because of orthostatic hypotension in which case the blood pressure falls to a very low level when you get up.

So, I decided to check my blood pressure when getting up from a lying position.I put a digital BP monitor on my arm and got up from a lying position and measured the blood pressure.To my horror and surprise (unlike orthostatic hypotension) it showed a very-very high blood pressure reading

My BP under normal circumstances ,as mentioned above, is within normal limits.I am worried as to what could be the probable reason for it to shoot up so much.

 
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Re: Dizziness when I get up

pearl17: Dizziness and blurred vision are 2 of many signs of low blood sugar. Have you been tested for hypoglycemia? How long do these symptoms last after you get up? Do you feel better after you've had something to eat or drink?

 
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: Dizziness when I get up

could just be postural hypotension. i also have that. its not fun at all. best to go to da docs again jst to be sure...

 
Old 05-27-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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Re: Dizziness when I get up

@ 92261,

This hardly lasts for a minute after I get up in the standing position & then it becomes normal without taking anything to eat or drink.


As I have already mentioned it's not postural or orthostatic hypotension.On the contrary, I get very high blood pressure at the moment I am getting these symptoms i.e. at the moment I have got up from a lying position.Also, at all other times my blood pressure is within normal limits.

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Old 05-28-2010, 04:10 AM   #5
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Re: Dizziness when I get up

Since high blood pressure can cause tis dizziness, are we to assume then that your real question is "what is the cause of the high blood pressure that is causing dizziness upon rising?"

 
Old 06-08-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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Re: Dizziness when I get up

In almost all the cases it is due to Blood pressure falling on standing up from a lying position but it's just the opposite in my case.What could be the possible reason for this?

 
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