jclair Posted March 12, 2006 Report Share Posted March 12, 2006 Hello everyone. I am new to this board. And am very happy to find a place like this.. However, I have a problem that seems unique.. I do not have Orthostatic hypotension, but Orthostatic hypertension. My bloodpressure goes up when I stand.. The longer I am up the higher it goes, it does not drop suddenly, and I frequently pass out when this is going on. I have had this problem for 4 years now and have all of my doctors in Kentucky baffled. Some doctors say its not possible, and don't believe it until they do orthostatic bp's. Some don't believe it even then. I have been treated with many different beta blockers. Also with Florinef, however this medicine causes me to swell. I have limited my water intake it seem to get worse if I chug a lot of water. I have tried to increase my salt, however I cannot get enough of that to help. The medicines seem to work for a little while, but eventually they wear off, or my body fights them and it has to be changed. I have been hospitalized many, many times, for weeks at a time to try and get this under control.. My heartbeat rises when I stand as well, over 20 beats, which sounds like Pots, except that my bloodpressure also rises an example.. laying 126/88 ..sitting 134/96..standing 143/110.. sometimes worse, sometimes better. If anyone has a doctor out there who can give advice I would appreciate it.. I am no longer able to drive, my quality of life has decreased.. The closest diagnosis is some form of autonomic dysfunction.. Mri's are normal, ct scans, eeg, tilt table test, etc..all okay. ANY ideas would help, I am 39 years old. Please help and thanks.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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