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    [Low Blood Pressure]

    Author: Marlene (---.ip.theriver.com)

    Date: 08-22-02 13:05

    Lisa, Sarah, anyone:

    Question: There's lots of info about high blood pressure, but what about low blood pressure (ex: 78/47, 69/37, 84/52)? Drinking LOTS of fluids (and retaining some). Does it have any affect on the body?

    Also, had hoped to get some responses to my last 2 posts under "Apical Myectomy" (8/20) (hint, hint). Sorry about lack of sense of humor. Still recouperating from the trip to Mayo. It was a crazy trip & I did it alone: spending 6 hours on board a plane in Denver waiting to take off for Chicago (airport closed - bad weather), arriving in Minneapolis at midnight, unable to get a rental car or hotel (PGA tour going on), finally accepting a ride from a strange man (an airport employee - not strange, just unknown) at 1:30 AM, who drove me to Rochester (at least 80 miles away), getting to bed at 4:00 AM, at the Clinic at 9:30 AM, running everywhere next 2 days (big place!), had to change hotels, toilet in new room not working - no other room available, staff worked on toilet until 11:30 PM that night, up at 4 AM & having to deal with other problems I encountered while there. Whew! I'm still worn out!!

    Marlene

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    [Re: Low Blood Pressure]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-22-02 13:40

    Dear Marlene,

    I'm so sorry you went to the Mayo alone ---you should have called me!!! I hope you don' thave to go alone ever again.

    Apical myectomy is pretty rare, so I'm not sure that you will see a lot of responses. Rare for HCM-ers, even, which is saying a lot.

    It is my understanding that for low blood pressure, keep those fluids up. Long term hypotension doesn' t have the negative effects of hypertension. As long as you are not dizzy or fainting all the time, and generall feel ok, it is ok for the bp to be a little low.

    How did the actual doctor-time at the Mayo go?

    Sarah

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    [Re: Low Blood Pressure]

    Author: Marlene (---.ip.theriver.com)

    Date: 08-22-02 14:06

    Sarah,

    Thanks for your quick response. The facts are, I AM dizzy & short of breath all the time. Plus it hurts in my throat when I exert myself in the least. I do not know what to do at this point. Since the Apical Myectomy was called off, I didn't get to talk to Dr. Nishimura about what else to try. I wanted to try changing my meds cause I know the Atenolol is making my blood pressure low. I have been low for several years now (at times not even get a reading). It's not constant - usually about 100/60. I know when I was at Mayo & started the treadmill, it was 82/?. It's not a question whether I am getting enough fluids. Isn't a gallon a day enough? I'm hoping Lisa can give me the name of a Card in Phoenix area as my Electrophysiologist does not really do meds.

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    [Re: Low Blood Pressure]

    Author: Debbie (---.glen-net.ca)

    Date: 08-22-02 15:38

    My husband's blood pressure is the same as yours. Sometimes I get very nervous because it is so low. His Dr. told him that as long as he is not passing out or nauseus that it is okay. He is on atenelol and verapamil, both of these can reduce blood pressure. I guess being close to passing out is okay(I don't think that there is anything okay about it).

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    [Re: Low Blood Pressure]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-22-02 15:59

    Dear Marlene

    It sounds to me like you need to call whoever you did see at the Mayo and figure out what your next steps are.

    Sarah

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    [Re: Low Blood Pressure]

    Author: Marlene (---.ip.theriver.com)

    Date: 08-23-02 10:59

    Sarah:

    I did not get the impression that the Dr. at Mayo will follow up on me. When I get the testing results & his notes, I'll just try to find someone here to experiment with my meds. By the way, do you live near Rochester?

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    [Re: Low Blood Pressure]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-23-02 12:54

    Marlene

    I'm in Chicago, but it isn't too hard to hop up there should anyone ever have to go alone again (hint). I would call the Mayo Dr. and ask for a recommendation for someone in your area. You went to the Mayo for a reason, so keep using them. Most people will have their local cardiologists send the test results and so on to their specialist and follow the specialist's recommendations. I think you should look into doing that if you can.

    talk to you,

    S
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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