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Low Blood Pressure and Fainting/Seizures
Can standing cause your blood pressure to fall so rapidly that you faint and have a seizure?  Can it be the sign of some heart problem?
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If you are on blood pressure pills, standing after taking those will make you feel faint, sometimes dizzy.  I think dizziness is mostly a result of low blood pressure, or inner ear problems.  Simply standing up too fast does not cause fainting normally.
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My brother had a seizure this morning related to low blood pressure. It was so low they could not even read it until he was feeling better then it read 69/29....
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Having a seizure after fainting could either be from Epilepsy or from a heart arrhythmia. Whoever this happened to should be checked out by both a neurologist and a cardiologist to rule out either problem soon.
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Fainting, dizziness etc can also be signs of nervous system problems.

Autonomic nervous system problems can cause your BP and HR to drop quickly - check on Orthostatic Hypotension or Orthostatic Intolerance and Neurocardiogenic Syncope.

I have NCS and OI along with malignant heart rhythms - had to have a tilt table test to diagnose the problems (electrophysiologist EP ordered it)
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low blood pressure and slow heart beat is often a cause of a fit in which case it is often over diagnosed as epilesply , my pall has it , i told him to look at heart disease a thining of the heart wall , think its called bardycardio ? some thing like that , tilt test and salt are ment 2 work but am no doctor , i have cardiomyopthy dilated left . hope u get it sorted
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