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    been passing out after a bath or shower.

    getting a tilt table test, anyone have one? and what will they do if the test makes me pass out.

    it seems to be a lowered blood pressure, however my blood pressure is ok at the checkups. a little high in fact.

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    The hot water can be wiping you out and decreasing bp. Do you have a bp cuff to use at home? Can you feel it coming on where you could lean over and get your head low?
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    my blood pressure varies greatly depending on position. Sitting up I'm rarely over 70/90, laying down I'm borderline hypertensive. How is your hydration? With warmer weather it's easy to become mildly dehydrated and that will cause dizziness when you try to sit up.

    hot water can wipe anybody out, able-bodied or not

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    been passing out after a bath or shower.

    And that is precisely why I take one or use the hot tub.

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    As I recall, a hot shower helps as a vasodilator, which can drop your blood pressure. Also, some folks get a vasovegal reaction from straining during bowel program. I sometimes get one even without straining, so I wear a chest strap while in my shower/commode chair.
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    Hey Jody-been thinking about you.

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    the last few years I've been wearing a binder during my morning showers - crazy I know - and take it off during the last minute because I like hot showers when it's cold or cool. it's a pain but I hate feeling dizzy.
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    thank you for the replies.
    I had the test and it was very positive.
    The Dr there said use support hose and bear down like you want to poo.

    the trouble is it happens in the shower or bath or when im on the toilet.

    it is like AD but there is no pounding headache until I am done passing out.

    they noted in the control test, - a twenty minute observation on the tilt table without the medicine that induces the symptoms.

    my heart beat went down quite a bit all of a sudden. from 99 bpm ro 60. then from 65 to 40 I replied that was the start of the feeling.

    then the med. the medicine caused my heart beat to go much higher, and I felt the symptoms begin to get a lot more miserable. soon the faint.

    I feel very tired all the time now. I can't even explain this tired.

    I am awaiting a carotid ultra sound. the neurologist I saw a year ago suggest I get one, then did not give me the paperwork, so i mentioned this to my Gp.

    I have read somewhere, that people with blocked carotid arteries are diagnosed with ms symptoms and that unblocking the carotid arteries can eliminated symptoms of ms.

    I still have all the issues that prompted a diagnosis of ms but nothing on the tests to confirm ms.

    anyway Im still without answers, still hoping to get a positive outcome to this latest adventure.

    so far though, Im pretty much feeling like im going down the downhill hill.
    what are people doing for their low blood pressure? and when do they decide to use a pacemaker?

    if you get one does the Giant tired go away any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    the last few years I've been wearing a binder during my morning showers - crazy I know - and take it off during the last minute because I like hot showers when it's cold or cool. it's a pain but I hate feeling dizzy.
    what type of binder are you using?

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    Hang in there Jody

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