I have had high blood pressure for most have my life requiring three medications to control it. About a month ago, I started to have extreme low blood pressure causing me to faint. I have now been completely taken off two off the medications and the third will be stopped shortly. I know this seems strange but with no other life changes, med. changes, weight loss etc.... why would my blood pressure suddenly go to the other extreme so quickly?? I have fainted three times, and remain hypotensive. Should I be concerned? My doctor doesn't seem to be and we are talking about 80/50 at times?? Should I worry it will rebound?? I had a slight stroke affecting my right eye sight only two months ago.
This happens to me about every year or so. I drop from 120/80 to 90/60 and start to be tired all the time (never fainted, but probably close). I decrease a med (I was on 4 at fairly high doses and am now on 3 at their lowest dose) and it goes back to normal for another year and then it gets low again. I am attributing it to age. My activity and diet don't significantly change over those periods and they are not always at certain times of the year. The only rebounds I have had have been short lived and CAN be attributed to activity and diet (Christmas break especially when I don't go to the gym as much and eat too much junk) Generally an extra dose of something for two days and a return to the regular routine gets me back to 120/80. I have never had to increase back to an old dose.
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