I have episodes of light-headedness, very low blood pressure, high heart
rate. Have had angio, echos, EKGs, bloodwork, no diagnosis. I watch exertion, am sure to hydrate -- and still have the problem. It can happen soon after getting up in the morning, or other times of day, sometimes sitting at a table, other times after doing work outside in the garden. Time to recover can be a couple of hours to a day or more. Onset is abrupt, symptoms increase over time, not all at once.
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?
Customer: Saw cardiologist 4 days ago. He is baffled. Were going to use Holter monitor over a period of time, but I had bad reactions to the leads.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have some difficulty with breathing, but pulmonologist does not feel there is anything we can treat. Somewhat low lung capacity. I'm 72, somewhat overweight. Spend a lot of time working physically, pacing myself, but cannot walk far without getting breathless. So, I slow down. When I say low blood pressure, it gets to 78/40, hr 120 (once 155).