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I didn't vote because I couldn't find a category for me. I generally run low (90/60), but swing high (160/110- highest caught) during periods of extreme stress. When I'm mildly nervous, in a doctor's office for instance, I run normal (120/80) even though I'm not usually. Also, when I stand, my pulse pressure is really narrow, (95/87.) It's frustrating to look normal when I am so hypotensive and have such wild swings and issues with simply standing :angry: Anyone else like me?

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Hi,

My BP swings from low (80/60)to normal (120/80) while lying, then high while sitting (150/100 and as high as 200/110), then significantly drops on standing (down 40-50 systolic-top number and 10-30 diastolic-bottom number). I will often have a narrow pulse pressure at this point. Didn't tolerate beta blocker.

Interestingly, I have been going through my medical records from the beginning of my symptoms, and I have had periods of high BP 150/100 alternating with normal BP over the past 15 years, which would resolve spontaneously. I have tried different BP meds (Beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, diuretics) and have not tolerated any of them, so had to stop them within a few weeks. My past experiences are starting to make sense. Now I have to figure out what to do about it.

Lyn

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Mack's Mom,

I have similar problems - I'm usually low (90/60) but when I'm under stress I go to 120/80 or more.. I was saying to my cardio that I have low BP, then he checked it (while I was sitting) and said "It's 130 over.." and I didn't hear the rest of it, I was shocked :blink::lol:

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I am identical to Julie. Without meds my supine bp is about 90/60 and when I would stand it would sometimes go up to about 110/70, other times fall. When I was really sick it would basically collapse every time I tried to stand, not registering on the monitor the first few times and then coming in low (60/45). On meds it's now higher and more stable - I have caught a couple of 150/110s, but it's usually close to normal or lowish. I still have the 30 bpm heart rate increase on standing.

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Mine has been really high. I have been taking Benicar. It has gone to normal most of the time so I have been able to cut down on it by 2/3! I try not to take prescriptions so that is good. That is the only prescription I take.

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I generally run low (90/60), but swing high (160/110- highest caught) during periods of extreme stress. When I'm mildly nervous, in a doctor's office for instance, I run normal (120/80) even though I'm not usually. Also, when I stand, my pulse pressure is really narrow, (95/87.) It's frustrating to look normal when I am so hypotensive and have such wild swings and issues with simply standing :angry: Anyone else like me?

I am almost exactly like you. Highest ever recorded 158/136. But I recently went to the Grocery the other day to pick up my prescriptions and almost passed-out while waiting in line :huh: Decided to wait & take my vitals at the industrial BP machine. It kept erroring out and would not show my pulse, but my BP was 84/79. Then the Crazy thing wouldn't release my Arm....The Pharmacist had to come over. He had me retake my BP 3 times and all of the readings were really narrow and it never read my pulse?? He gave the 'look' and recommended I stop at the emergency room on the way home. LOL! When I was able to get my prescription I explained what I have and he was so very kind, but still insisting I should stop by the ER.

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Thanks for posting this poll! I came here wanting to ask the same question!

My own BP is high-normal, usually. Systolic is around 140, diastolic usually around 110-120. When I go in for gynecological appts. it goes even higher. They refuse to prescribe me any estrogen containing birth control for this reason, and usually freak out. With my home monitor I can't discern any lowered BP effects of feeling dizzy.

It consistently drops around 30 points when I stand, but does not get dangerously low unless I've actually passed out. Then it's usually around 70/50.

This makes me super confused about what treatment I should be pursuing.

Oh, and I voted "swings too high and too low," though "higher than avg" is probably a better description. My BP when I've actually fainted probably shouldn't count as a 'swing.'

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Normal BP for me is about 115/70. When I really started getting symptoms, it has dropped as low as 50/40. Lately it's been up to 140/80 while seated. It tends to drop to my "normal" when I stand, and when I've been up for a while it gets even lower.

I selected "swings too high and too low"

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Mine is consistently pretty low, but the weird thing is that it depends on what time of day it is! In the mornings, it's usually about 88/60, but by early evening, it's as high as 96/64. Needless to say, I've always been a "night owl" but it only became apparent to me why that was when I realized I had BP issues. I don't have POTS, but have neurally mediated hypotension.

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Hmm I voted average but then I see some of the posts and perhaps I'm lower than average after all. Mine is usually around 95/60 but can go to 120/70 at highest and to 80/45 lowest. So I suppose in relation to everyone else I'm probably lower than average, but only just. I find mine is a bit higher when my tachycardia is bad, funnily enough. I thought it was normally the other way around.

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I vote mine swings high and low. I do take my blood pressure daily on an accurate machine at the same time of day while sitting down and it averages 128/80. I have had readings as low as 60/40 and as high as the 200's. I have found the lows are when I have to sit and wait for hours at the dr's office my pressure is high. It is also high during surges. I have found it get very low when I am standing and talking(or as I would say just trying to be a normal mom in the school parking lot).

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labile: my bp ordinarily runs low-- with a narrowed pulse pressure

it is labile and can vary dramatically in the span of just a few minutes

90-85 /60-55 being the average; 70's/ 40's (when i am very unwell); 130's/ 80's with

normal activity, spikes with stress or for no reason whatsoever: 170/90

(this is rare--thankfully). thank you for the survey-- interesting...

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I run on the low side, but have been normal on occasion. I run around as high as 90-100/70s to 60/40 & lower when I am ready drop to the floor especially when I stand even less than a minute. Standing for 3 minutes 70/50.

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I run low. 90/50-90/65 supine. 70/40-70/30 are measurements I have had done when standing. Symtomic both standing and lying down, I dont have a diagnosis yet. Doctors and nurses insist on my bp being normal, but I believe thats out of pure ignorance and being feed too much about how good low bp is.

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