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Understanding Blood Pressure

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Usually, my blood pressure is around the recommended 120/80. I frequently faint, and at such times my blood pressure dips rapidly. I've noticed though, that after a particularly bad dizzy spell or faint, I have high blood pressure. When I fainted in the doctors waiting room, they took my bp afterwards and it was high. The doctor explained that my body had gone into recovery, which increased the BP. But why then does it go too high?

I had a near-miss today, and managed to get to the floor to avoid fainting. I took my BP shortly afterwards and it was 151/104! On the tilt test, my BP dropped to sixty something over forty something when I lost consciousness, but I don't know what it did when I regained consciousness.

Does anyone else have such erratic changes?

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