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By October 16, 2011 - 3:19pm
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Hello. I have very low Blood Pressure and have been put on Midodrine 5mg 2-3 times a day. I have been on it for A month and it has helped with the most severe Symptom I was having is Passing out after eating. No O2 to stay in the Brain where it all went to digest foods. I have also Terrible Memory, which could be linked to not enough O2 as well. It has helped with this, HOWEVER the side affects are extreme. I stopped it for a few days and Immediately Passing out began. I am Very Anxious, scattered, rapid heartbeat, Cant sleep, no focus like I am on a High. Dr had me lower it to one time a day, but symptoms came back. I have searched on line, asked Pharmacists, and No luck for Raising BP only Lowering it. I would Love any ideas or Help. I am so frustrated because I can't seem to get my MD to understand, I am a low weight and I do not metabolize meds like many. Not functioning without it, not very sane taking it. Others see it and I see it as well. Short tempered too. PRAISE GOD I FOUND THIS SITE.

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Hi Fayetina,

Thank you for your post!

I'm so sorry that the medication you were on to raise your BP was helpful yet bad for you as well.

Have you considered taking a more natural approach to see if you can help avoid passing out without risking side effects from medications?

Take a look at this page:


You can also try these:
Use more salt. Experts usually recommend limiting the amount of salt in your diet because sodium can raise blood pressure, sometimes dramatically. For people with low blood pressure, that can be a good thing. But because excess sodium can lead to heart failure, especially in older adults, it's important to check with your doctor before increasing the salt in your diet.

Drink more water. Although nearly everyone can benefit from drinking enough water, this is especially true if you have low blood pressure. Fluids increase blood volume and help prevent dehydration, both of which are important in treating hypotension.

Wear compression stockings. The same elastic stockings commonly used to relieve the pain and swelling of varicose veins may help reduce the pooling of blood in your legs.

When you eat, do you stand up right away? Orthostatic hypotension — also called postural hypotension — is a form of low blood pressure that happens when you stand up from sitting or lying down. Orthostatic hypotension can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded, and maybe even faint.

To help avoid this, you need to sit up, let your feet dangle without touching the floor. and get up VERY slowly. As you stand if you feel like you're starting to get dizzy, sit right back down and in cases like the morning when you are still in bed, lay right back down.

Hope this helps,


October 17, 2011 - 6:24am
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