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Logical
06-09-2008, 11:35 PM
what does this mean besides I am probably dehydrated?

Chiefs Pantalones
06-09-2008, 11:36 PM
You're going to die soon.

Count Alex's Wins
06-09-2008, 11:36 PM
Real soon. Bitch.

Logical
06-09-2008, 11:38 PM
If so I have enjoyed posting with you all.

Joie
06-09-2008, 11:39 PM
Check your pulse. You may already be dead.

Silock
06-09-2008, 11:40 PM
Either your BP monitor is broken, or you need to see a doc. That's abnormally low.

Logical
06-09-2008, 11:41 PM
Check your pulse. You may already be dead.
Pulse slightly below 60

Joie
06-09-2008, 11:43 PM
Pulse slightly below 60

And you're still breathing, you think? I don't know. I'm beginning to think you could be alive.


Seriously, though, you should see your doctor.

alnorth
06-09-2008, 11:44 PM
Nah, I think I'm gonna go with machine defect or operator error.

Logical
06-09-2008, 11:46 PM
Nah, I think I'm gonna go with machine defect or operator error.I just retook it 72 over 60 pulse 56

Logical
06-09-2008, 11:47 PM
Any advice other than seeing a doctor. Don't feel like I need to go to ER.

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doomy3
06-09-2008, 11:49 PM
Any advice other than seeing a doctor. Don't feel like I need to go to ER.

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Quit taking your blood pressure? Maybe if you don't know it, it will just get better?

Count Alex's Wins
06-09-2008, 11:50 PM
Jim, can you stand up from a lying position and walk around OK?

Logical
06-09-2008, 11:53 PM
Jim, can you stand up from a lying position and walk around OK?As long as I get up slowly I am ok. Otherwise I get dizzy.

Chiefs Pantalones
06-09-2008, 11:54 PM
Dude, I would see a doctor. Preferably a hot one. But a doctor.

Logical
06-09-2008, 11:54 PM
Maybe I should just go to bed.

Iowanian
06-09-2008, 11:54 PM
Jim,

That doesn't sound too good to me, especially considering your overall health.

There are several things that can cause it, including internal bleeding and heart failure.

I'm not an alarmist, but given those numbers, I'd hope you would consider going and getting that checked out very soon. Take your ass to the doctor as I'd enjoy bickering with you for another season.

http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/understanding-low-blood-pressure-basics

Chronic low blood pressure is almost never serious. But health problems occur when blood pressure drops suddenly, and the brain is deprived of an adequate blood supply. This can lead to dizziness or lightheadedness. It most commonly occurs in someone who's rising from a prone or sitting position to standing. This kind of low blood pressure is known as postural hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, or neurally mediated orthostatic hypotension.

Postural hypotension is considered a failure of the autonomic nervous system -- the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary vital actions, such as the heartbeat -- to react appropriately to sudden changes. Normally, when you stand up, some blood pools in your lower extremities. Uncorrected, this would cause your blood pressure to fall. But your body normally compensates by sending messages to your heart to beat faster and to your blood vessels to constrict. This offsets the drop in blood pressure. If this does not happen, or happens too slowly, postural hypotension results.

The risk of both low and high blood pressure normally increases with age, due in part to normal changes during aging. In addition, blood flow in the brain declines with age, often as a result of plaque buildup in blood vessels. An estimated 10% to 20% of elderly people have postural hypotension.

What Causes Low Blood Pressure?
The cause of low blood pressure isn't always clear. It may be associated with the following:

Pregnancy
Hormonal problems such as an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Over-the-counter medications
Overdose of high blood pressure drugs
Heart failure
Heart arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
Widening, or dilation, of the blood vessels
Heat exhaustion or heat stroke
Liver disease
What Causes a Sudden Drop in Blood Pressure?

Sudden drops in blood pressure can be life-threatening. Causes of this type of hypotension include:

Loss of blood from bleeding
Low body temperature
High body temperature
Heart muscle disease causing heart failure
Sepsis, a severe blood infection
Severe dehydration
A reaction to medication
A severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis

mikey23545
06-09-2008, 11:57 PM
You've been brain dead for quite a while...Maybe your body is starting to catch up...

Count Alex's Wins
06-09-2008, 11:58 PM
Maybe I should just go to bed.

I dunno dude, if you feel weird you can always call 911. I wouldn't want you driving anywhere right now.

Can't hurt. Give them a call.

little jacob
06-09-2008, 11:59 PM
don't know your medical history but i hope it's nothing. wouldn't hurt to call the doc though.

Iowanian
06-09-2008, 11:59 PM
I don't see this as particularly funny.

Jim, get someone to take your happy ass to the doc. even if all you need is an IV, its worth the trip.

doomy3
06-10-2008, 12:05 AM
Yeah man, you probably need to go to the doctor and get checked out.

RJ
06-10-2008, 12:05 AM
You may in fact already be dead. If not, get thee to an apothecary!

Logical
06-10-2008, 12:11 AM
You've been brain dead for quite a while...Maybe your body is starting to catch up...
Thanks Mikey

BigRock
06-10-2008, 12:12 AM
This will make a great epitaph.

"Should have called a doctor. Posted on Chiefsplanet instead."

Joie
06-10-2008, 12:29 AM
I dunno dude, if you feel weird you can always call 911. I wouldn't want you driving anywhere right now.

Can't hurt. Give them a call.

I'm going to have to agree with GoChiefs. What does your blood pressure normally run? I really don't want you falling asleep right now, and definitely not driving either. Please go ahead and call 911 or have someone drive you to the ER or Urgent Care.

Frazod
06-10-2008, 12:31 AM
Christ, go the doctor. If you die, somebody will probably blame me for it.

Silock
06-10-2008, 12:43 AM
As long as I get up slowly I am ok. Otherwise I get dizzy.

Um, doctor. Now.

I don't know about you, but I don't **** around with my heart.

stlchiefs
06-10-2008, 12:48 AM
I agree: call an MD

At a MINIMUM if you're getting dizzy when you stand you're setting yourself up for a fall. One bad fall can have various disastrous consequences: hit your head and have a seizure, broken bones, etc. Not to mention the potential heart problems that others have mentioned.

On a lighter note, if you call an ambulance be sure to bring a digital camera so you can post pictures of your travels on CP upon your return.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-10-2008, 01:29 AM
Jim I hope you've already gone to the ER, but if you haven't let me be yet ANOTHER person telling you that you need IMMEDIATE medical care.

Chiefs Pantalones
06-10-2008, 01:37 AM
Just drink some vodka, you'll be fine.

BWillie
06-10-2008, 01:40 AM
I hear Viagra will do this to ya if you overdose

KCKID58
06-10-2008, 07:13 AM
Can I get an update.. Did Ill-logical make it??????

Bill Parcells
06-10-2008, 07:22 AM
If so I have enjoyed posting with you all.

Can you leave me your post count in your will?

Bill Parcells
06-10-2008, 07:25 AM
Christ, go the doctor. If you die, somebody will probably blame me for it.

It's all your fault!

Bill Parcells
06-10-2008, 07:32 AM
In all seriousness I hope you're ok. but it does boggle my mind that you would want to start a thread about it rather than go to the ER or the doctor.

alanm
06-10-2008, 07:42 AM
Jim, That's abnormally low. I just did mine last night and it was 110/70 which is normal. And I smoke and it was while I was at Walmart in the pharmacy shopping with the GF. If anything will raise my BP it's going shopping with the GF.:banghead:
Seriously I'd have that checked.

Radar Chief
06-10-2008, 07:45 AM
Any advice other than seeing a doctor. Don't feel like I need to go to ER.

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No ER, fine, but please go see a doctor. Please?

ChiTown
06-10-2008, 08:05 AM
WTF?

Seriously, you have a deathly low BP and you come to the Planet to ask what this means? You are smarter than that, Jim. Get your ass to a doctor, and stop being a clown.

penguinz
06-10-2008, 08:37 AM
My BP goes way up anytime I shop at that shithole.

Hog Farmer
06-10-2008, 09:01 AM
I'm gonna miss calling him a loser! I guess this is not a good time for an antifreeze joke.

Mr. Plow
06-10-2008, 09:06 AM
I see "Blood pressure 66 over 50" and the first thing that pops in my head is "Oh man, that doesn't sound good".

I hope you saw a doctor man. Don't screw around with crap like that.

Reerun_KC
06-10-2008, 09:10 AM
Any status on the old feller?

Skip Towne
06-10-2008, 09:12 AM
This will make a great epitaph.

"Should have called a doctor. Posted on Chiefsplanet instead."

I got away with it.

stumppy
06-10-2008, 09:22 AM
Hope everythings OK.

chasedude
06-10-2008, 09:22 AM
I got away with it.

You're damn lucky.

stumppy
06-10-2008, 09:22 AM
I got away with it.


Some old birds are just hard to kill off.:D

chasedude
06-10-2008, 09:28 AM
Anyone know did he go to the doctor?

smittysbar
06-10-2008, 10:15 AM
Jesus! Hope he went to the doc. That is so low that something serious had to be going on.

Reerun_KC
06-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Soooooo? Is he still kicking? anyone?

Mr. Plow
06-10-2008, 10:21 AM
This really could be his LAST ACTIVITY.....

Ill-Logical
Last Activity: Today 12:22 AM

FAX
06-10-2008, 10:21 AM
Yeah ... that kind of BP can lead to very, very serious heart, brain, or kidney problems.

It isn't something to play around with. Not at all. I hope and trust Mr. Ill-Logical sought treatment.

FAX

Simply Red
06-10-2008, 10:48 AM
I truly believe a big cheeseburger will balance it out.

Logical
06-10-2008, 11:23 AM
Called the Doctor and followed advice eating a bowl of salty soup (Chicken Noodle) while drinking as much of a liter of water as I could. Survived but I did feel miserable most of the night.

chasedude
06-10-2008, 11:26 AM
Called the Doctor and followed advice eating a bowl of salty soup (Chicken Noodle) while drinking as much of a liter of water as I could. Survived but I did feel miserable most of the night.

Have you passed out, fainted at all?

FAX
06-10-2008, 11:29 AM
Called the Doctor and followed advice eating a bowl of salty soup (Chicken Noodle) while drinking as much of a liter of water as I could. Survived but I did feel miserable most of the night.

No offense intended, Mr. Ill-Logical, but it sounds as though your physician is a complete tool.

There's a reason your BP is that low and it's not because you aren't eating enough chicken soup.

FAX

Logical
06-10-2008, 11:34 AM
Have you passed out, fainted at all?
No

chasedude
06-10-2008, 11:36 AM
No

Good, we have a girl here at work that has problems with low blood pressure. She faints all the time.

Logical
06-10-2008, 11:36 AM
No offense intended, Mr. Ill-Logical, but it sounds as though your physician is a complete tool.

There's a reason your BP is that low and it's not because you aren't eating enough chicken soup.

FAX
No offense taken, it was not the type of soup that was important it was the salty nature so it would force my blood to absorb water. I was given the choice of that or an IV at the ER. I made the choice.

Mr. Kotter
06-10-2008, 11:37 AM
Called the Doctor and followed advice eating a bowl of salty soup (Chicken Noodle) while drinking as much of a liter of water as I could. Survived but I did feel miserable most of the night.

Jimbo,

You are way too smart for this....

Seriously, if you are having these issues you should already have been to the doctor. I'm kinda engaged in wild speculation as to why you haven't been there yet, or as to the purpose of this thread....but, for the moment, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

I'm no doctor, but this ain't something you can blow off. Get into see someone--now. Let us know what they say. Best wishes, man.

Rob.

Joie
06-10-2008, 11:50 AM
Have you taken your blood pressure this morning? How are you feeling today?

Skip Towne
06-10-2008, 11:51 AM
Have you taken your blood pressure this morning? How are you feeling today?

I thought you pronounced him dead?

Joie
06-10-2008, 11:56 AM
I thought you pronounced him dead?

I wouldn't trust me. My medical degree came from ACME.

FAX
06-10-2008, 11:59 AM
No offense taken, it was not the type of soup that was important it was the salty nature so it would force my blood to absorb water. I was given the choice of that or an IV at the ER. I made the choice.

I understand the intent, Mr. Ill-Logical, and I certainly don't blame you for not wanting to go to the ER. However, my point is this; If this is something new for you, the reason behind the low BP is likely to have little or nothing to do with your salt intake. You can hydrate yourself to mask the symptoms, but that's really doing nothing to get to the bottom of things.

You know as well as I that a low BP can adversely and permanently affect the heart and kidneys. I wouldn't screw around with it, were I you.

FAX

Adept Havelock
06-10-2008, 12:01 PM
IMO get to a doctor. As many others have said, a BP that low is cause for great concern.

BIG_DADDY
06-10-2008, 01:31 PM
Called the Doctor and followed advice eating a bowl of salty soup (Chicken Noodle) while drinking as much of a liter of water as I could. Survived but I did feel miserable most of the night.

Glad you are better dude.

smittysbar
06-10-2008, 01:39 PM
Man, get this checked out!!!!!!!!

Bill Parcells
06-10-2008, 08:21 PM
Are you OK now?

Ugly Duck
06-10-2008, 09:06 PM
As long as I get up slowly I am ok. Otherwise I get dizzy.

Orthostatic hypotension. Be careul, dude....

Anyong Bluth
06-10-2008, 09:35 PM
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Start your marathon training. The next Olympics is only a little over 4 years away. Seriously, I hope everything is okay!

Rausch
06-10-2008, 10:17 PM
Called the Doctor and followed advice eating a bowl of salty soup (Chicken Noodle) while drinking as much of a liter of water as I could. Survived but I did feel miserable most of the night.

Yeah, not much fun drinking alone.

Grab a bottle (of Evian) and sit a while. We have much to discuss...:evil:

Logical
06-10-2008, 10:49 PM
Are you OK now?It is back up to 120 over 82 which is about ideal for me.

petegz28
06-10-2008, 11:02 PM
It is back up to 120 over 82 which is about ideal for me.

so WTF was it that caused your heart to basicaly stop?

Logical
06-10-2008, 11:09 PM
so WTF was it that caused your heart to basicaly stop?
Basically your blood turns to sludge if you become too dehydrated according to my nurse who I saw today.

Buehler445
06-10-2008, 11:21 PM
Glad to see you are doing better Ill-logical. Also glad you saw a Dr. Don't fool around with that shit again. Best wishes.

Skip Towne
06-10-2008, 11:29 PM
It is back up to 120 over 82 which is about ideal for me.

Take care of yourself old fella. Do as I say, not as I do. I'm 63 this month and things just get better as you get older.

Logical
06-10-2008, 11:37 PM
Take care of yourself old fella. Do as I say, not as I do. I'm 63 this month and things just get better as you get older.
Thanks Mike.

patteeu
06-11-2008, 07:11 AM
I'm going to overlook some of the crazy things you've said over the past couple of days and chalk it up to hypotension-induced delerium, but you're running out of excuses. I'm (seriously) glad to hear you have the situation under control though. :)

You might want to get that estrogen level checked at your earliest opportunity though. :p

Radar Chief
06-11-2008, 09:41 AM
It is back up to 120 over 82 which is about ideal for me.

Good, glad to read it.
Thatís about where mine normally sits also.

Joie
06-11-2008, 11:39 AM
It is back up to 120 over 82 which is about ideal for me.

Good.