Sleepiness during daytime, lightheadedness, blood test show gilbert syndrome. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi for the past 12 months I have been experiencing sleepiness during the daytime
I am 21 yr old male dont smoke or drink 140lbs
sleep 8hrs plus uninterrupted
also been feeling very lightheaded but think that may be due to anxiety
What do you do? you area student or are you working?
blood tests are all ok except for gilberts syndrome
i work full time
What other symptoms do you have apart fro sleepiness during the day time and lightheadedness?
also have periods once a day or so of extreme light headedness and a faint feeling, im not sure whether this is a panic attack because i dont get shaking, short of breath etc
but i do panic
have you got your blood pressure checked recently?
i monitor it at home, systolic seems to be low
normally 30-60 sitting down
systolic usually 130-140
lightheadedness could be explained by the lower systolic blood pressures
it onlu happens when i walk
and i cant stand up for long
its 133/59 right now is that normal?
all these can be explained by your lower systolic blood pressures
Your systolic is infact not low
only your diastolic blood pressures seem to be on the lower side
sorry got them confused
and yes even the lower diastolic blood pressures can cause lightheadedness
is it low enough to be concerned? The doctor checked my bp last week and i think it was ok
It is not low enough to be concerned
how can i raise it naturally so that i dont feel like im going to faint
You can raise it by contracting the muscles in the lower legs
and by sitting down for a few seconds
what about diet ?
and what could be causing the tiredness
tiredness could be due to your pre-existing condition(Gilbert's syndrome)
You need to discuss with your treating doctor again regarding the diet and how to go about the tiredness and day time sleepiness
i have had blood tests and a sleep study and they were normal so i guess i just have to "cope with it"
you just need to cope with it
and try and avoid exerting yourself extremely.
is there anything i can eat to raise my blood pressure
and is it unusual to have high systolic and low diastolic?
You can eat a little extra salt, but that will increase the systolic too
is the above unusual?
yes it is unusual to have such great differance
am i at any immediate risk
it causes wide pulse pressure leading to decreased tissue perfusion
no you are not in any immediate risk
can this be caused by anxiety
Could be, but anxiety will cause an increase in both diastolic as well as systolic prssures
ok thanks for your help
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