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Rapid heartbeat and low blood pressure

Do any of you have a rapid heartbeat and low blood pressure? Could this be a symptom of Chiari? I have my first appointment with Dr. Di tomorrow and I am going to ask him about it. I hope the appointment goes well and I don't forget to ask him anything. Wish me luck!
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I think it could be Chiari related,  the medulla oblongata (part of our brainstem) monitors our respiration, heart rate and blood pressure. So, if you have any compression there or a lot of pressure I can see how it could affect these things. Of course, there are a number of other things that can affect it as well.

For instance, I have Hashimotos which can cause these things as well depending on if you are in a hyper or hypo state.

Regardless, anything like that I would definitely measure to Dr. Di tommorow, make sure you write it all down and go through the list!! This is your one big shot to lay it all down so make sure you tell him everything!!

GOOD LUCK!!

Carolyn
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I actually get high blood pressure when my symptoms are flaring.  I've gone from 120/80 on a good day to 165/100 a couple days later.  I have no idea if it's related but it sure is interesting.

Good luck with the Dr!
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Hi...I have always had low BP....I was told if I bcame symptomatic to call the dr ASAP...I also would have the rapid heart too, but not on a reg basis...found that was due to a thyroid issue.....Hashimoto's.

Good luck w/ dr Di and keep  us posted! : )

"selma"
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I've always had low bp, but about a month before my dx they charted a 30/50 on me. Of course this raised eyebrows but since my decompression it has still been low but much closer to normal.
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Thanks everyone. Wow Wolf, 30/50! I'll let you all know how it goes tomorrow.
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Chiari can cause "Postural Orthostatic Tachycardis Syndrome" a.k.a. "POTS" and that is exactly what happens.  As heart rate goes up, blood pressure tries to compensate by dropping.  It can also cause gastric dysrythmias so if you have nausea associated with this, then it is highly possible.  Treatment is simple----"Florinef" tablets taken as prescribed.
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