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Depression and low BP - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Plz type ur query.
User :   can depression cause low blood pressure
Doctor :   No
User :   ok
User :   can prolonged bedrest cause it
Doctor :   It cause Orthostatic Hypotension
Doctor :   Ans is Yes it could.
User :   how do i get it to com e back up
Doctor :   How old are yu?
User :   35
Doctor :   Are you bed ridden?
Doctor :   What medical problem u have?
Doctor :   Have yopu been diagnosed with low bllod pressure? If so how much low?
User :   mvp hep c and anxiety and depression
Doctor :   MVP mean?
User :   no i monitor myself
User :   mitro valve prolapse
User :   i have been in bed almost 3 months
Doctor :   What are the reading?
User :   what do u mean
Doctor :   What are the Blood pressure readings?
Doctor :   How low are they?
User :   86/ 66 standind but 118/66 laying down and sitting up
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   There is typical orthostatic changes
User :   so what would cause it
Doctor :   That means BP fell down when stand
User :   could the .25 xanax i take four times a day cause this too
Doctor :   The ortho static changes are physiological
User :   plus i have lost 50 lbs in 3 months
Doctor :   Meaning the body nervous system react to it
User :   is that good or bad
Doctor :   But because of you medical conditions, the sympatetic system is running low and reading are low
User :   so how do i fix it
Doctor :   Zanax lower BP
Doctor :   It keeps ur nerves down
User :   the the medicine is doing it
Doctor :   Yea
User :   plus me not moving out of bed
Doctor :   In addition to physiological changes, you medicines, weight loss, all cause low BP
User :   anxiety and depression is causing it all then
Doctor :   Depression keeps ur system down
Doctor :   And the Sympathetic system run low
Doctor :   so keep the BP low
Doctor :   So what you need to do???
Doctor :   Tapper Xanax
Doctor :   Stay on SSRI medicines for depression and anxiety
User :   i have had 2 ct scans of the head and a mri plus a ct of the abdoman and a ccta and 20 ekgs and blood work of tsh hiv cbc cmp and everything is normal plus a 24 hr urine test for a pheo tumors
Doctor :   Get up and walk
Doctor :   Drink plner of water and salt
Doctor :   **add salt
User :   all i drink is water
Doctor :   Drink Juice dude
Doctor :   Add eectrilyes
User :   sodium levels are good on bloodwork
Doctor :   Eat more
Doctor :   I am saying extra salt
User :   not hungry though
Doctor :   Liv*52
Doctor :   Take Liv*52 which increase appetite
Doctor :   Herbal supplement
User :   whats that
Doctor :   Herbal supplement

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