CFS Patients with Hypotension: BP Variable/Slow to Equilibrium?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by beard1, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. beard1

    beard1 Guest

    Hi:
    I am a male CFS patient with hypotension (orthostatic, postural, neurally mediated, or whatever). My blood pressure is variable, and slow to come to full equilibrium. It may take 30 or 45 minutes for systolic pressure (high number) to return from roughly 160 after exercise to 110 at full rest. My doctor's question is whether this is normal for CFS patients with what I call "low/flakey" blood pressure. If you recognize this, please respond. (I take salt and medications to raise BP and volume so I can have some decent time between fatigue wipeouts)

    Thanks!
    beard1
  2. teach6

    teach6 New Member

    It is common for CFS and FM patients to have problems with orthostatic intolerance. I posted an article here a couple of weeks ago. I'll find it and bump it up for you to read.

    Barbara
  3. beard1

    beard1 Guest

    Hello Barbara:

    Thanks for responding and hunting for that article!

    Fred