Low Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue/joint Pain: Please Help

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Low Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue/joint Pain: Please Help

I have a history of an MVA -- chronic neck pain. Over the last few years, my health problems have included: severe joint pain: wrist, hips, neck, and low back. Extreme fatigue, and low bp recently has landed me at the ER on more than one occasion from fainting while grocery shopping, or outside gardening. I was also hospitalized for chest pain a few months back. now, Im so tired I don't want to get out of bed. The doctor ran initial blood test and the only thing that jumped out at her was my cholesterol.

I was bitten by tics last summer, we had a real bad tic problem and I can't seem to stay in doors when it's warm. I don't know if the tics have anything to do with my increased health problems, or that I simply need more vitamins/exercise. The fainting is becoming more often, and scary.

Do you have any suggestions? Or, could all of the symptoms be related in some way? I guess I don't know the exact question to ask. I'm just a bit concerned about the dizzyness and extreme fatique. I'm 37 years old and should be more healthy. Thank you for your suggestions.

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Answer

Has your doctor done a tilt table test on you? Have you been tested for orthostatic intolerance? Orthostatic intolerance refers to having difficulty standing up without feeling dizzy or fatigued or nauseousor a whole host of other symptoms.In the tilt table test you are tilted upwards on a board and your blood pressure,heart rate, and other vital signs are measured. Orthostatic intolerance is not unusual in chronic fatigue syndrome. It's definitely something to ask your physician about. Unfortunately many physicians are not aware of it

For more information on orthostatic intolerance: http://aboutmecfs.org/Trt/TrtOIIntro.aspx

Good luck!