My b.p. swings all over the place. Usually 120/70 but can go very low when
dizzy. One day whilst shopping in a Co-op pharmacy I thought I was going to faint my head was spinning so fast that I sat at the first chair I could
find which happened to be the blood pressure machine table.
Whilst resting took my b.p. and was so shocked to see 80/60! Wow..
thought the machine must be broken so repeated many times. I asked the pharmacist for help
so concerned I was about to pass-out. After much panic and stress
my b.p. started to return to higher levels but that was really scarey.
A medical researcher I met showed me some really amazing lab work just
recently completely on brain fluid volume and heart rates. It
was a landmark paper and as a consequence will really change
researchers work on hydro-encephalus disorders. Bottom line,
it's all connected.
Interesting, mangio - that is almost the same thing that happened to me, except that I am too thick-headed man-dumb to have thought to ask for any help. I was under incredible stress at the time (inhuman actions by family...), and thought that I was having a stroke (at 43). I was practically incredulous to see my BP so low.
I had a cranio-sacral treatment 10 days or so ago, and the practitioner told me some wild things going on with veins and
carotid arteries. She spoke of the brachiocephalic veins being affected, and the azygos, and left jugular, and more. I have had some remittance since that treatment, and think to do a post after my next treatment, but the reason I mention it is that brachiocephalic involves the arms too, and I have read a lot here (and in links) of venous insufficiency in the arms playing a role in neurological effects, and wonder if that could influence "true" BP readings. Think peripheral neuropathy, Reynaud's, etc. I wonder if such constrictions could give, um, inaccurate BP readings.
I would be interested to read the paper that you mentioned, if you could give us a link. Thanks.
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993