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Old 05-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Ok so a lil history, I am a 26/F I have a history of lower blood pressure (runs anywhere from 90/60 to 120/80) and also heart palps (PAC's and PVC's) I had an Electrophysiology Study done last yr to rule out serious heart arrhythmia's and lots of other tests like 30 day monitor and ect. I have a history of panic/anxiety issues, asthma, and anemia. They also did a stress test and then followed with a cardiac cath because of a possible blockage which turned out to be a shadow from being large chested. I haven't ever really had any dizzy spells except when I would have like lots of PVC's together. Well a few weeks ago I was laying in bed one night and all of a sudden it was like the room was spinning and wouldn't stop. I sat up and thought it would get better but when I tried to walk it was like walking sideways like things were spinning and I was off balance. (Kinda reminded me of my mom after her horse accident when she had Vertigo for a while) Well, finally after sitting and slowly laying back down after I was ok. I have only had a couple dizzy spells since then but not like that.

Well, I woke up this morning and laying in bed it happened again. I got up and thought maybe it was my blood sugar because I recently stopped all soda from my diet (and I don't really eat sweets, soda was my sweet) and I tend to have low sugar anyway (it was 99 when I tested it so not that low this AM) I ate and thought I was feeling better til I was sitting at the computer and leaned over to pick up my earring out the floor and everything started spinning and I almost passed out. I sat up for a min got myself together and went about cleaning and once again when I leaned over to pick up something same thing and also I went to reach to my left and turned my head to the left and the same thing. I took my blood pressure it was 106/70 (the other day when I was feeling weird it was 101/52) Then I called my dad who is a Firefighter/EMT and he was like just get up and walk around to get your blood circulating you will be fine. I am thinking this could be something more serious than that. It's starting to worry me but I hate to run to the doc for it. I was there a week or so ago and forgot to mention the dizzy spell to her. My BP at her office is always fine like 105/70 to 120/80 she never seems concerned.

I am leaving to go out of town on Tues with my grandmother and I will be driving. Also my heart doc released me a couple months ago to go back to the gym. I was planning on starting tomm and now a little worried. Anyone have any advice what this could be or do you think its just low blood pressure?

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Re: Scared...

My blood pressure is that low or lower and I dont have those everyone is different. Your pressure is not that low overall. I would say an inner ear problem but doesnt sound like it. Are you pregnant possibly?

Old 05-03-2009, 04:39 PM   #3
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Nope not pregnant. (I could only wish after 6 yrs and not being able to get pregnant I am at a loss what this could be. I can sit in a chair and just bend my head down and it feels like I am going to pass out. I think I will have to see the doc this week cause its kinda freaking me out. I had a migraine yesterday morning that lasted half the day. When I get them I hurt in the back of my neck and into my shoulders really bad. I remember my sister's friend's mom had something with the artery in her neck I believe it was that when compressed a certain way she would pass out. I hope its nothing like that...

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Re: Scared...

it sounds almost like you have anxiety....i mean heart palps and dizziness are sure signs of anxiety....look into it you may be surprised.....i would still go to the dr and make sure nothing is wrong but try not to worry about it too much....i am an anxiety sufferer and i get dizziness quite a bit......i have recently started with the palps but im thinking its just a side effect of the meds i started because it is one of the side effects.......

Old 05-06-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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I do have severe anxiety problems but I have had them for yrs. Never had a problem with dizziness til now. THe heart probs seem to be getting worse and I have been stressed a lot lately. I am hoping its all anxiety (then again in a way I wish I wasn't I am soooo tired of having probs and never feeling well. Its been 10+ yrs of not being able to go places adn do things I hate that I am having new symptoms like the dizziness even if it is anxiety related...

Old 05-09-2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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Re: Scared...

I totally understand about the anxiety. I hate it too. It has robbed me of 4 years of my life. I used to be so anxious that I kept an ambulance on speed dial. I was so afraid. I also had bad social anxiety. Could barely work. Missed months of work.

You are not alone with this. Even though I have high BP, sometimes I get chilly and my BP gets low too. The dizzyness could be many things including middle ear. Find a good ears nose & throat specialist. Maybe that's a good place to start.

Wishing you better health-

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