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?

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Asked by IvyB

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.

Answer

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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