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I have pretty much the same BP throughout my life. 120/70 typically. Always. The same numbers!<br><br>
Well, at the ER last week it went DOWN even AFTER they stuck me w/ an IV and I had meds. It was weird. So I go to the MW Friday and my bp is LOWER. 112/58! Bizarre. And that was while telling her about walking off the job on Thursday and my idiotic bosses!<br><br>
Is this an odd concern that my BP is so low? Am I ok? I mean, it just seems so odd for me to be lower than 120/70.
 

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I wish I had answers for you but I was just getting on to post the same question. My bp is usually 120/80 solid, but this last midwife appt. it was 106/60, they didn't seem concerned but to me it was strange. I've been really lightheaded and dizzy and when I asked about it she said I need to eat every 1-2 hours...we'll see if that will help.
 

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My BP is Normally around 90/60. So when it's been like 128/? at the OB office, and he says it's normal (and it most certainly is -- for most people) it's very frustrating because it's not normal for <i>me</i>. I tell him that but he doesan't seem to care. So I certainly understand your concerns.<br><br>
Can I ask what happened with your job??
 

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Oh, the job! DD was sick w/ diarrhea and I couldn't find anyone to come in and cover the rest of my shift. The boss told me to put her in a corner. I was ina gym daycare. Parents get uptight if someone has a cold! I reiterated, "She's SICK." She still didn't want to let me go. I took dd by the hand and we walked out!<br><br>
Then I told her I'd turn in my uniform on Tuesday and she told me again, "She looks FINE! She's drinking chocolate milk!" Ok, as someone w/ hyperemesis, if something stays down, I have as much as I can. The same goes for my kids! It could have been a popscicle for all I care. If she didn't throw it up, more power to her. That pissed me off.<br><br>
So we left. I emailed the GM and he called me back. The bigger concern is that, apparently, I have a pattern of not showing up to work and not having it covered. Hmm. Interesting. I was in the HOSPITAL the last 2 times and if someone doesn't want to cover my shift, I can't help that. I'M IN THE FREAKING HOSPITAL. Here, let me yank out my IV so I can come in and work for YOU, since YOU are so much more important than my health.<br><br>
That jack*** had the audacity to tell me that since I didn't get an ambulance transport that it "wasn't a true emergency."<br><br>
He claims I should have called ppl and let them know I wouldn't be in. I DID. Oh, wait, my HUSBAND did since I was knocked out on cancer meds so I wouldn't throw up BLOOD again and need to go back to the ER.<br><br>
Do not work for Lifetime Fitness. As a member, it's a fine facility. But they SUCK as employers.<br><br>
Oh yeah, when dd and I got home Thursday she threw up. (She had only drank a little choc milk. It was still full.)
 

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Mine is usually 110/70 and the doctors say that is great. Once when I was on chemo it went down to 80/50! I was sure I was dying or something. The Doctor just told me not to stand up fast I might get dizzy. I don't know for sure but am guessing some salt would probably help in this case?
 

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Hmm. I'll have to try that! Maybe it will work.
 

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it is normal for BP to go down in pregnancy, especially in the 2nd trimester when your blood volume is increasing so much. It will hit it's lowest around 25 weeks and then start to go back up.<br><br>
Just be careful not to get up too fast, and sit down and put your head between your legs if you feel faint.
 

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My sister has had major issues with low BP. It's been better recently but they had to monitor her a LOT to make sure her top number didn't dip below 90, and if it did they had a protocol to follow to try to boost it before taking her to the ER or calling an ambulance. It can be scary!<br><br>
The things she had to do were to HYDRATE. She had to drink a ton of water all the time. The other day I felt like my BP was low and I was probably dehydrated, too, from throwing up a lot the night before and feeling rotten.<br><br>
As another poster said, the other key is SALT. Increase your salt intake and it will increase your blood pressure. My sister had to drink a ton of V8 and go for fries occasionally to help!<br><br>
Hope you feel better soon!!
 
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