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08-28-2004, 07:55 PM
In a past thread about hypotension after eating DA suggests adding salt to your diet to help with the problem. Would this be a solution to hypotension or no?
08-29-2004, 09:19 AM
Me, I don't know about the salt. But I have found that drinking water REALLY helps, especially in the am before getting up for the day. At least 8-10 ounces and Jim doesn't have the hypotension he was plagued with when getting up.
08-29-2004, 10:29 AM
I tried adding salt but it just made my feet swell up like Fred Flintstone.
08-29-2004, 01:34 PM
I would use caution before adding more salt to your diet and definitely would talk to your MD first about it. Getting up slowly, supportive hose, and preventive medicine like Sudafed may help ward off some hypotensive episodes but get your MD's approval for this as well.
Check out this thread from Dr Young about low blood pressure after eating:
08-29-2004, 02:00 PM
Ok, /i will try the sudafed but what strength and kind should i get. Seneca suggests 30mg sudafed that only contains ephedrine. But since that thread is almost two years old is this suggestion still a good one or is there something else i should try?
08-29-2004, 02:07 PM
Give your SCI MD's nurse a call in the morning. I would not start anything unless approved my him/her first, please. Drugs like sudafed, ephedrine or midodrine may help and we have talked about this several times so do a search for "sudafed". It has been also mentioned that it can trigger AD in some folks. PLG
08-29-2004, 02:40 PM
conan, I took sudafed once for a sinus problem and I had tremendous difficulty voiding afterwards. It made my bladder sphincter tighter than a bull's ass during fly season. Be careful with that stuff.
08-29-2004, 03:41 PM
Drink a lot of fluids. I take florinef and proamatine for hypotension.
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