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What causes low blood pressure, weakness, nausea and headache?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Aug 2015
Question: I have labile HTN, episodes of very low BP as low as 70/47, 80/56 that cause weakness, nausea and headaches, in the same day i can go as high as 168/144 or more commonly 150/100, 147/100. I get these high readings if feels like my heads going to blow off. The very high readings are more normal for me. The very low readings are new in the last month. My doc has since taken me off of cardizem and diovan but kept coreg because of resting tachycardia. I have had high and labile BP (with no hypotension) for 10-15 years. My BP has always been difficult to control, but it has never caused symptoms like this. I have a recent history of spinal cord compression, it has been a year exactly that I had C3 laminectomy. I had compression for at least 2 years, maybe longer. Prior to that, the original injury was C3-C5 disk herniation, spinal cord injury and compression. I was born with a small spinal canal and disk herniation inward left no room and therefore compression. I have struggled with spasticity, muscle weakness, incoordination, poor balance for 15 years. Since about March I have almost no spasticity, no balance problems and can run for the first time in 15 years. My question is could this recovery have caused my BP to drop and could I be getting better instead of developing some new problem or disease?
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (1 hour later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Your syndrom seems related to spinal cord compresion and the recovery after intervention. It's a good thing that you have no more spasticity, muscular weakness and vertigo.

My opinion is that with the passing of time your symptoms will going to be better. If you were my patient i would recommend to do:
- ECG
- Holter and BP monitoring
- cardiac echo
- tilt test
- abdominal echo with renal dopler
This will help for a better evaluation of your health condition and to a proper treatment.

Hope this was of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
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Brief Answer: Following answer to your query... Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read your query and understood your concerns. Your syndrom seems related to spinal cord compresion and the recovery after intervention. It's a good thing that you have no more spasticity, muscular weakness and vertigo. My opinion is that with the passing of time your symptoms will going to be better. If you were my patient i would recommend to do: - ECG - Holter and BP monitoring - cardiac echo - tilt test - abdominal echo with renal dopler This will help for a better evaluation of your health condition and to a proper treatment. Hope this was of help! Wish you health! Dr. Shehu