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    Old 09-07-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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    feeling crappy

    I was sick yesterday (diaeherra all day) today I am tired and lighthead. My blood pressure is 104/53 heart rate is 106. Is there something I can do to fix this?

    Should I be worried?

    My blood pressure is usually low NOT that low, and my heart rate is usually around 85-90. I am 25 year old female.

     
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    Old 09-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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    Re: feeling crappy

    Your heart rate increase & the diarrhea make me think of too much thyroid hormone. But your low b/p doesn't fit. You need to see a Dr. Make sure you are drinking enough fluids & getting enough potassium, salt & other stuff that gets low when you are having diarrhea. Fam

     
    Old 09-08-2008, 07:10 AM   #3
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    Re: feeling crappy

    Have you possibly ate something bad lately? Food poisoning is easy to pick up and so is an unbalance of the bacteria in your digestive tract. I also heard from my doctor last week that there has been a stomach virus going around.

    The reason your BP is low and your heart rate is high is likely because you're getting dehydrated. You probably also have a low grade fever causing the higher heart rate.
    If the diarrhea keeps up go to the ER or your doctor, get fluids and medication to help.

    Though personally I think 104/53 looks fine, that you feel bad probably has more to do with you being sick.


    Just a suggestion though, for you and anyone reading. If your diarrhea is bad and you've taken antibiotics in the last 2-3 months - tell them you've taken antibiotics. I forgot to tell them this in the ER a couple weeks ago and it resulted in me being improperly treated with more antibiotics which made me sicker.

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