What kind of "low"? Mine used to run 110/68. On the low end, but not too low I think...
I haven't been diagnosed with Chiari- still in the process of finding answers. One of the avenues i've been pursuing is my low BP. It averages 94/62 , often dropping below 90/60. They thought this was the cause of my dizziness, but i'm not convinced. I do feel it drop when I stand up too quickly, etc. but I don't think its my only problem & as far as I know, it wouldn't cause the major headache at the base of my skull.
I too have been told the same.. to increase sodium & fluid intake. On the other hand, an ENT has told me I have Menieres disease. Treatment for that? to LOWER sodium & decrease fluids in your system. ugh... can't win.
Relatively Low... I have never been told I had low bp until a few months ago... and I've been an athlete all my life so 110/8 would be considered normal... which is right around where mine is now - BUT I have not been doing anything athletic for a while now b/c of my symptoms so I'm not sure if I should really still have a "lower" bp.
From what I've read BP is considered Low (causing symptoms) when it hits 90 - so 100-110 is considered low but normal.
Do you have dizziness, blurred vision, balance probs, drop attacks, or fainting...? just wondering
hahaha.... sorry I'm not laughing at you - BUT I was in the same situation. ENT told me I had menieres and to lower my salt!! Then I went to a better ENT and he ruled out Meniers but decided I had migraines with no headache so gave me a medication that is typically used to lower bp.... baaah!!!
So anyways now I have seen a regular neurologist as well as a neuro at the Chiari Institute and they both have encouraged me to drink more fluids for my low bp (which was 115/55 when I checked in, but then 110/60 when I was in the Dr office)
I also have a mild form of EDS which can also cause low BP... I have not been given a dx of Chiari b/c I do not have headaches (well I think I've had maybe 3-4 chiari type, but they aren't a huge prob).
So just wondering what others are struggling with and how BP my effect that...
I do get dizzy if I stand up too fast, and sometimes get that tipsy little whoa! wobble to the side once in a while. Never knew why. I remember waking up on the floor twice when I was a little kid - confused but never told my parents. Otherwise no passing out or drop attacks as an adult (except when I had a nose job in 1983 & lost too much blood internally - passed out & cracked my head on the bathtub... but that doesn't fit this category.)
That said - turning 45 took care of the rock solid lower blood pressure for me! It went up to 120/80 so I increased my swimming to stay on top of it. Then, when my mother-in-law was on hospice last September, my blood pressure skyrocketed to scary levels. Been on Bystolic ever since.
My blood pressure has been on the low side for as long as I can remember. I dont know the "exact" numbers but whenever I go to the dr they tell me its a little on the low side
Me too!! I have always had low BP to the point while pregnant it is normal to go high...mine went into "normal" ranges......
I had drop attacks and had vertigo, got dizzy, had balance issues....blurred vision....I was never told my BP was partly to blame.....98/63.....it is not under 90...but low regardless.