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Posted by: Thea | 2009/11/17

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

For the past 6 weeks or so I' ve been feeling extremely tired and often dizzy and/or nauseous. About a month ago it was bad enough for me to go to a GP. She diagnosed both middle-ear infection, coupled with post-nasal drip, and low blood pressure (90/60). She prescribed an antibiotic (augmentin) and Serc for the dizziness.

Today, once again without any warning, I felt extremely nauseous and dizzy and went to get my blood pressure measured. At first the machine the sister used did not give a reading and on the second try it was 99/57. I usually have a low blood pressure (100/80), but this past couple of weeks were no fun and games.

I once again have a post-nasal drip, but even when I did not have it, I often experienced the symptoms associated with hypotension. In the past I was able to ignore the occasional low blood pressure incident, but it now manifests almost on a daily basis and often last for 6-16 hours.

I always thought that hypotension is OK and not so dangerous, but after reading up on it a bit, I realised that this is not always the case.

My question, should I go and consult a medical professional? If so, is there a specialist that I should go and consult?

Thanks

Thea

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Hallo Thea
chronic low blood pressure can cause fainting spells and make you feel very tired and washed out. It may be worth your while to see a GP/physician to check for adrenal insufficiency, anemia, kidney disease, diabetes or heart rythm abnormalities.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Aria | 2016/05/02

I'm 20 year old and feeling dizzy and worn off, nothing major is being experience. I checked my Blood Pressure, which showed 99/57. Is there anything major? Do I need to consult a physician ?

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/17

Hallo Thea
chronic low blood pressure can cause fainting spells and make you feel very tired and washed out. It may be worth your while to see a GP/physician to check for adrenal insufficiency, anemia, kidney disease, diabetes or heart rythm abnormalities.
Dr Bets

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