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Old 01-17-2020, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default Medical professionals - help - low blood pressure?

Is 70/40 dangerous bp? Yes the person is symptomatic

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To clarify, my ddís symptoms and bp are making a bit of a fuss right now. Iím a little confused about it but donít have time or energy to discuss particulars. Iíd just like an opinion because I donít wanna ask at work
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:32 PM   #2
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Iím not a medical professional. Iíve seen this happen in a Drs office with my mom who has Orthostatic hypotension. They didnít freak out or anything, just gave her time to adjust to he position and retook her BP. Watch for signs of shock and be careful someone is nearby in case she passes out.


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Old 01-17-2020, 01:35 PM   #3
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Iím not a medical professional. Iíve seen this happen in a Drs office with my mom who has Orthostatic hypotension. They didnít freak out or anything, just gave her time to adjust to he position and retook her BP. Watch for signs of shock and be careful someone is nearby in case she passes out.


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Yes she came close to passing out at 70/40 which was why they were doing orthostatic vitals Sheís not allowed alone

Can u say what signs of shhock? Iím on way to work and sheís alone w her brother for an hour till dh gets home
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:42 PM   #4
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Confusion
Cold, clammy, pale skin
Rapid, shallow breathing
Weak and rapid pulse


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Make sure sheís not dehydrated. Dehydration can be a big contributing factor. I donít think my mother has any episodes now that sheís in care and not chronically dehydrated due to forgetting to drink adequate fluids.


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She probably needs some electrolytes and the original Gatoraid or if you can get the one with Cane sugar is a good fluid booster. (My daughter that has something similar to POTS has to have salt and a good bit of it.......my daughter had a stress test and she was their fastest fainter ever. She didn't have to do the test. They determined that when her BP has to go up, her heart gets out of sync and that is why she faints. If she keeps her fluids up, takes her BP med for low blood pressure and salts her foods, she doesn't have episodes.)

I hope your daughter feels better. That is a really weary feeling to not be able to move with that drop going on.

40 as the bottom number is very low and she needs to be sitting or laying down to prevent any falls should she faint.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:32 PM   #6
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I guess we’ve been a little bit startled cuz this isn’t new but all of a sudden there’s a big whole drama unfolding ... I’m just kinda overwhelmed by the urgency as she’s had all these things happening since September . Of course her BP is potentially dropping lower but she’s still home still doing gymnastics we r pretty baffled but I also wonder if they didn’t reveal everything abt her holter

It’s just weird and confusing and I started wondering if 70/40 is really *that* low

We r aware of salt hydration and electrolytes
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:26 PM   #7
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It is really very low. Is she doing better this evening?


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I guess weíve been a little bit startled cuz this isnít new but all of a sudden thereís a big whole drama unfolding ... Iím just kinda overwhelmed by the urgency as sheís had all these things happening since September . Of course her BP is potentially dropping lower but sheís still home still doing gymnastics we r pretty baffled but I also wonder if they didnít reveal everything abt her holter

Itís just weird and confusing and I started wondering if 70/40 is really *that* low

We r aware of salt hydration and electrolytes
Some people can function farther outside the norm than others.

I can walk around with blood pressure that *should* be causing spontaneous ceasures, it still isn't good.

It looks like maybe your daughter is out side the norm the other way, she can function with only minor issues with a BP that would have others fainting.

I am praying for you as you work though getting her help.

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I’m at work so i have no clue. She’s been low for months. We have had more than one doctors visit. She’s had syncopal episodes and many other episodes and symptoms (racing heart, shortness of breath, weight loss, dizziness digestive issues sleep disturbances brain fog,,, theres more I Can’t think of) . She stands up and sways and sways and that’s when it appears she had orthostatic bp dipping to 70/40. She’s miserable most of the time, but can work up the gumption to do gymnastics and begs to not quit. So far they think it’s a good idea (and especially if she has pots I guess)

I’ve posted abt it elsewhere. I’m Just really confused because they said her holter was “unremarkable” but are suddenly calling constantly (even after business hours) to check if their stat referral was expedited and now freaking out cuz pots couldn’t see her till May. I’m confused cuz they’ve sent her home from the ER and 3 follow ups. Now all of a sudden everything a rush after her unremarkable holter monitor.

It seems like either
1 an overreaction
2 they should’ve admitted her

They finally got an Appt w a pots specialist in 2 weeks the first “stat” referral was set on May 18.

I’m just baffled and wondering if we r living in denial. Letting her do whatever, live normally etc. Is she near critically ill or is she not? I’m just confused ... and was trying to understand . We were told just to get this moving but as time passes it seems they are increasing their urgency

Her bp normal is dropping too... was 110/70 now 90/60. They r also testing for addisons. That doctor also doesn’t want her quitting gymnastics


I’ve said more than I intended in let’s talk . I was in a huge hurry after yet another call from a provider — I was truly just trying to get a grasp for if 70/40 was “that low” when it’s 70/40 she rocks and sways and grabs stuff to stay upright or the provider has to hold her up when doing orthostatics

I now recognize the referral specialists back line from my dd’s pcp and know her by name the last call today she said “hey it’s x...” and I was like “yeah I recognized your number “
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If you are wondering if it warrants emergency medical treatment I think youíre better off asking her doctor who knows her- is there anyone you can call and ask that to?
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If you are wondering if it warrants emergency medical treatment I think you’re better off asking her doctor who knows her- is there anyone you can call and ask that to?
I talk to her np regularly now. She calls or messages regularly ... Her pcp is on maternity leave I’m more confused abt the urgency when she’s at home being told to be. Careful but live normally
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I talk to her np regularly now. She calls or messages regularly ... Her pcp is on maternity leave Iím more confused abt the urgency when sheís at home being told to be. Careful but live normally
Yeah, thatís hard.
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It is low if symptomatic. I would always be concerned if symptomatic regardless of numbers since BP is different for everyone and it changes as we change/grow older.


I once sent a boy who complained of dizziness to the doctor for a blood pressure like that and he came back with a doctors note that was close to his baseline (IIRC the diastolic was a bit higher but the systolic was the same) and he just needed to drink more. So he got a pedisure every day at 10:30 for the rest of the year.



Do you have a automatic blood pressure machine for at home? I would get one so you can monitor it at home. I am surprised they are not more concerned with those symptoms.
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