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What causes lightheadedness with muscle cramps when you get up from a sitting of lying down position ?

Hello, for a little over a week now everytime I get up from a sitting or laying position I get lightheaded and dizzy for about 10 secs. This has never happened to me before in my life. Now for the last two nights I ve had very bad muscle cramps in my calfs that they are so sore . I am medicated for high blood pressure and been taking my blood pressure daily and it s been running pretty good. Also I am 33 years of age. Any ideas?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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Thanks for query,
It seems that you might have Postural Hypotension.
Now do one thing,measure your bp 1,while lying down and 2,in standing position.
If there is much difference in reading it show posural hypotension.
From sleeping position you slowly come on seating position and then slowly stand up.
This will prevent you feel dizzy and lightheaded.
For bad muscle cramps you might have some viral infection.
okand bye.
Answered: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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