Re: Hi all x anyone know what normal blood pressure should be??numbers?
Hi niecsey, Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure which they say is less than 90/60. Mine runs under 100 - usually about 95-96 over 55-60 Normal blood pressure is usually in the range of 120/80. Yes, I get dizzy easily but usually when moving quickly, getting up from the floor or a chair etc. - so does my brother & dad(right now dad's is under the 90/60 most of the time-he's 88 and has a lot of problems) - both have lower than normal blood pressure and always have. Now if you have a SUDDEN drop in blood pressure, call 911. My heart rate has been high -usually 100 or so - since my TT. There are some things that CAUSE low blood pressure - ie hormonal problems such as an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), which almost everyone here has to deal with. There are a bunch more - certain meds, of course, is one.
If you have a monitor, keep a list of date/time/when you ate and what the BP & HR are - take it with you. The docs seem to like that much better than if you just say my blood pressure is never that high/low etc. Document it.
"I'll make it"
TT 1/26/06 -Levothyroxine 75-88