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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Does having low blood pressure make me tired?

I talked to someone once about having low blood pressure. She told me that they say, "you'll live to be really old, just tired all the time." I'm not sure who "they" is. Anyway, this person is a retired nurse and tends to give some old school medical advice. Do you think there is any truth to this?
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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Not a medical person myself, but it does seem that if you lower blood pressure too low through MEDS, it can at least in some cases, make the person feel weaker. My mother had this happen.

However, if your blood pressure is NATURALLY low, maybe it doesn't feel abnormal to you. All that said, my own blood pressure is being kept by my doctor fairly low right now (Average about 111/74, sometimes lower) and I don't feel any different than when it was quite a bit higher. So who knows...
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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I talked to someone once about having low blood pressure. She told me that they say, "you'll live to be really old, just tired all the time." I'm not sure who "they" is. Anyway, this person is a retired nurse and tends to give some old school medical advice. Do you think there is any truth to this?
Check this out:
The Basics of Low Blood Pressure
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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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My bp is naturally low. I've always felt like I could use more energy. I know - Who doesn't feel that way? Just curious as to whether or not the low bp and low energy go together. The rest of my family, younger siblings included, all have high bp. My siblings had to start taking bp meds in their 20's just to get their bp down to 140/something. I am grateful I don't have to deal with that... just tired.

Kaykay, I see you live in Plano. I just moved here a few weeks ago. Hi!

Thanks for the replies!

Last edited by Belle77; 09-02-2009 at 10:03 AM.. Reason: typoed my smiley face :)
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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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My bp is naturally low. I've always felt like I could use more energy. I know - Who doesn't feel that way?<>
Not me! Try some supplements, especially B vitamins and anti-oxidants like OPC-3.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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Good for you! I keep telling myself I need to start taking vitamins. I think I'm motivated now.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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My dr. says low levels of Vitamin D can also make you tired.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Someone with chronically low bp, and even chronic anemia, may not necessarily feel more tired than the average person. Now if your normal pressure is 140/90 and you all of a sudden drop to 90/60, yeah, you may feel tired (or faint).
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Unread 09-02-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My bp is always 100/60 and I'm borderline anemic. I'm unpacking my house, as we just moved, have 4 kids and take care of a friend's baby while she works, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. And my hubby is away on business. I've always been a busy person. I'll be taking my vitamins in the a.m..

The thing I need to do most is go to bed earlier. Good night, City Data!
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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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I would say yes and no, if you are naturally low BP from nature then no. If you are normal 120/80 and then for some x or y reason your BP gets drops then yes.
But if your normal is 110/70, then that shouldn't make you weak
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