Hi. Our daughter who is 20 years old has been experiencing symptoms which her doctor says relates to low blood pressure
and has stopped trying to treat. We wonder nonetheless if another might have a different perspective and perhaps be able to offer advice. She feels faint after working out, and often has to lie down in order not to lose consciousness. This often happens at about the same place on her way to the changing rooms after her workout, where she feels the same progression of symptoms as her pulse rate drops. She feels unbalanced, a bit naseous, and then dizzy. Once she fainted for some seconds, but once - not related to working out but rather to dancing at a party, about 1.5 hrs. after consuming some wine and a mixed drink - she fainted for about 15 minutes and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. She almost never drinks alcohol and claims that on this occasion, she had not had much and that a long time before, and she was fully aware and sober and remembers everything up to the point of fainting. She says she felt a need for fresh air, and a few of her friends were on their way outside, when she felt a need to sit down on the stair. An employee at the "Club" asked her not to sit there but go outside, so she rose up but thereafter fainted.
She does not have any other health conditions, has always been healthy and active, is normal to slim weight, and uses no other medication but for birth control pills which are of a type that prevents menstruation.
She has known low blood pressure (ca. 90-100/60-70), and under one of these episodes of not feeling well, my brother who is a doctor found it difficult to feel her pulse; it was "thin and thready".
She is white Anglo-Saxon of English/Polish/Swiss descent.
She is reluctant to ask her doctor again, since he feels these symptoms are related to her low blood pressure and therefore not treatable. She has taken many bloodtests which have not shown anything unusual, though I do not have the results of these to know exactly what has been tested.
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give! She is travelling to another country in August and we would appreciate preparing her as well as possible to deal with her condition before she leaves.