Patient Comments: Low Blood Pressure - Causes

What caused your blood pressure to be abnormally low?

Comment from: Cuddles, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

My blood pressure (BP) normally is about 110 to 120 over 79/80. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I recently presented to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain, and all the classic female symptoms of a heart attack. My BP was 130/87. At one point in the ER, I was given a nitro. I watched my BP plummet to 80/53. They said, 'I guess we won't be giving you that again!' Long story short, I had a massive anxiety attack that mirrored cardiac arrest.

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Comment from: Donna, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 15

My blood pressure dropped to 90/59 after being put on Losartan 50 mg once a day and Maxzide 75/50 once a day.

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Comment from: Bama, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 17

I am on hemodialysis but in 2005 I was diagnosed with a leaking mitral valve. My pressures gets as low as 70/40; almost too low to be dialyzed. So from time to time I have pains behind my eyes, along my shoulders and neck and weakness in my joints. Nothing can be done, it is just due to my condition is what the cardiologist says.

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Comment from: Rabi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

When I was pregnant with my second child, my blood pressure went down. I don't know the extent, all I know was that I had dizzy spells almost all though the pregnancy. I was told to increase my salt intake, which I did. There was just a little improvement.

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Comment from: David, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 18

I am 52 years old, have a disease known as Stiff-Man Syndrome for which I am treated with baclofen and Clonapaxin 4 times a day. I also receive IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) infusions at home 3 times a month. I have been on diltiazem 180 for high blood pressure for many years. I had two strokes, the worst of which my BP was 229/165. Now, I am going the opposite direction with my BP. Yesterday my home health nurse took my BP probably 15 times, and twice stopped my infusion as my BP dropped to 58/39. A friend of mine who was once my family doctor said that this is likely an auto-immune disorder. The cardiologists have done everything except a heart catheter, and nothing shows up. I do feel tired a lot, and feel much better if I can do some manner of physical exercise, but the Stiff-Man really limits that, because if I overdo it I will have a myoclonic seizure. I have no thyroid problems, but do have an adrenal tumor which is inoperable.

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Comment from: Ketty77654, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I am suffering back head pain, I wonder if it is because of low blood pressure.

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