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Last night I was watching The Path to 9/11 (very informative) and all of the sudden I felt this wave come over me and I thought I was going to pass right out. But I was sitting down! I've never felt like that while sitting down. My fiance got the blood pressure machine but it took him a couple minutes to get everything set up. I remained in the same position and took my BP. It was 90/37 by the time I took but my pulse was okay at 105. I can't imagine how low it was when I thought I was going to pass out.

I thought maybe I was dehydrated, overdid it a bit, if anyone read my last post on exhaustion you know I have a lot on my place right now. So I drank a lot of water and felt a little better by the time I went to bed. Major drops in BP like that usually drain the life out of me and last night was no exception.

I woke up this morning to some strange tachycardia and decided maybe I should call my cardio. I'm set to see him Oct. 4th but just to play it safe. So I talk to his typical secretary who I managed to make nice with awhile back so I get what I need from them. But she transfers me to someone new to make my appointment! She schedules me for September 21st! I'm like gee, thanks, can you put me on a waiting list for cancellations? She asked why I was coming to see him. I tell her my BP was 90/37 last night and she asks me what that means?! :blink: Why are you working for a cardiologist if you don't even have a clue about blood pressure? She wouldn't even put me on a waiting list because apparently it is a mile long.

Worst case scenario, I have his cell phone number for after hours. I just feel funny about that. Or if I feel worse while he is there, I may call and have him call me back.

But has this happened to anyone while sitting?? I guess this is a new one for me.

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It's happened to me. My bp is lower when I set, and lower again when I stand. The blood can pool in your legs more easily if you're sitting up. There are times when sitting up makes me pass out. That's why I've had to do some classes/spend some days lying on the floor with my legs up

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my BP while sitting (in my wheelchair, so hadn't been standing at all) at the doctor last week was 66/40-something; it went up to 120/something once i layed down for a bit. yesterday at my home nurse visit it was 90-something/50-something when i was sitting. it's not at all unusual for me. i can sit longer than i can stand but still not for extended periods. if my legs are up i last longer.

:blink: melissa

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My BP hasn't been measure THAT low but it IS LOW or normal or HIGH normal now with tachycardia screaming.

Still, I have ALWAYS needed to lie down . even elevate feet above heart level or even head level to get relief.

Sitting can help sometimes but I usually do everything with feet up..especially eating. Feet on floor with head up rarely gives the relief I need in MY case.

so maybe your problem with gravity is getting worse with feet so far from your head??

Hope you get some relief.

I never dreamed I would have hyPERtension when standing so I am totally confused and I have had this junk 16 years...on disability at least...milder version before that. We always thought my symptoms were LOW BP and the discovery of the opposite, just confuses me.

I wonder if this illness will every UNCONFUSE ME. :blink:

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Sitting up is almost as hard for me as standing. If I have my feet elevated, I can sit longer. A recliner is the best way for me to sit.

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