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Exactly five weeks ago I was a passenger in a car and I had a case of vertigo/dizziness, felt sick to my stomach. I thought it was due to it being hot, dehydrated and hadn't eaten yet. I felt off after that incident. Three days later I was the driver at a major intersection to get onto the highway, head was turned and when I looked forward to merge vertigo struck. It was a brief episode. Lasted seconds.
I noticed after that happened I was having a hard time at stores and driving, felt wobbly, unbalanced and felt like my body was being pulled to the right and just felt sick to my stomach. It felt like I had a virus.
Everytime vertigo hit it was from either a head movement (looking sideways, up and down) and eye movement. Driving has become extremely difficult. I have to wear sunglasses when driving to get some relief from move into cars, etc... Going to a store isn't so difficult anymore but I still get a little weird. I can't even describe the feeling.
I bought a bp machine and have been taking my bp. I noticed my bp is always under 100 and sometimes under 80. Now I am not sure if these symptoms aren't bc of my bp. I saw the dr yesterday. Told her about the vertigo and symptoms. They took my bp and it was 122. I asked why when I take it is it so low. They say your bp is fine your just finding something else to worry about. Said maybe it's the machine and it doesn't work right. When my bp gets low sometimes my heart rate increases to 90. I'm a very active person and my resting hr is 62.
She had the nurse take it again after I had been there for awhile and it was 96. She told me not to worry about it.
I was referred to physical therapy for vertigo. If that doesn't help than a neurologist. They also did some blood work.
What should I do about the bp when it dips under 80 or under 90? They acted like they didn't believe me. What if they are treating the wrong thing?
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