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Monday, November 26, 2012 IvyB, Community Member, asks

Q: I run a normal BP rate of 145/80, but when my blood pressure is in the normal 120/60, I feel tired and sometimes dizzy. when it is extremely high 150+/90+ I feel more energetic. why is this?

I am now taking 2 BP meds and one to slow and control my heartbeat. Statins and high colestral med and carry nitroglycerin.  I have frequent heart burn and acid reflux, took NEXIUM, but only OTC pills for nausea really help.  I feel good other than exhaustion and insomnia.



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11/29/12 4:15pm

Hi Ivy,


Symptoms of hypotension include dizziness and sleepiness. It could be that your system is more sensitive to blood pressure lows, so a drop to normal/lower levels is causing problems. I recommend discussing further with your doctor to determine the cause and an appropriate blood pressure goal for you.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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IvyB, Community Member
11/30/12 11:55am

thanks for the answer.  I know the DR wants to keep my BP @ 120/60 and I believe the key question should be "what is my NORMAL BP"

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By IvyB, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/30/12, First Published: 11/26/12