• Getting dizzy when getting up?

    Asked by buckhunter on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Getting dizzy when getting up?

    The doctors say it's from low blood pressure, right after they just checked it and it was high......OK? Does anyone have this problem from meds? Just being weak? I have almost fallen down before from the dizzys.

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    • meyati's Avatar

      Your BP probably goes up from some stress about the doctor visit. After the BP reading, you relax and your BP falls. It was that way for my son-his BP was low- but not that bad.

      The VA gives him I think its spelled Midogen-- He fell a lot. It was really scary. He complained and complained-was bruised up. He had to go to the ER because he hit his head on the corner of a coffee table-big gash- concussion. The family had to have an uproar before he got that med. he was drinking coffee, taking energy drinks-cokes-everything to self medicate. I'd see him sway- and I had to get up and help him sit back down safely. Sometimes, I had to pull him up and hold him, til his blood equalized.

      Good luck--

      4 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      You might want to ask for an orthostatic blood pressure test. Your BP is taken standing, sitting and lying down and comparisons are made. You might also call the pharmacist and ask if any of your current medications can cause the condition.

      The older you are, the more likely it is to experience dizziness when standing from a seated or lying position.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Interesting, I've heard the same thing from my doctor, low BP, it's always been low. In fact, so low that they would often check it again to see if there was a bad reading. Now, in the last year or so it's running high. No blood pressure meds yet, but it's probably coming. I get dizzy still though.

      4 months ago
    • 2943's Avatar

      My doc asked about hydration, eating.

      4 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      Good poi sometimes that works, sometimes not-- My son was drinking enough water to float a battleship-so the VA gave him meds.

      4 months ago

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