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Diagnosed with orthostatic intolerance, feeling pressure in head, fatigued. Causes ?

My daughter was diagnosed with orthostatic intolerance after a tilt table test where at 85 degrees, her BP dropped to 33 after 15 minutes. She was taking a lot of salt tablets, but after feeling better has weaned off some. Tonight, she is feeling pressure in her head and extreme fatigue . Her blood pressure is 128/66 with a pulse of 89. Could that be the cause? The systolic and diastolic numbers seem further apart than normal.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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dear mother,

thanks for your concerns. although changes in blood pressure can cause these non specific symptoms, the vital signs you are reporting are within normal limits though; nevertheless, she may need to go back on a higher dose of fluids and salt tablets, along perhaps with compression stockings

Yours truly

Dr Brenes Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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