Patient Comments: Orthostatic Hypotension - Symptoms

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Comment from: Ley, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

I developed orthostatic hypotension, vertigo, BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), TMD (temporomandibular disorder) and bilateral vestibular hypofunction after having my impacted wisdom teeth extracted. I did not have orthostatic hypotension before and could walk without having to have someone always with me when out in public. For me orthostatic hypotension comes along suddenly, I wear compression stockings as much as I can. When it is hot or humid it really affects me, even when drinking a lot of water.

Comment from: Paul, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

I am a 70 year old male. I have intra-atrial wall weakness which affects ventricular filling, and nocturnal atrial flutter with diuresis. I have morning orthostatic hypotension that puts me on my knees. It is aggravated by hot outdoor activity and imbibing.

Comment from: TK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

Upon standing, I get real light headed and then get a sharp pain around one or both eyes which ultimately turns into an ocular migraine with blocked vision, and seeing jagged lines almost like looking out of cut glass. If I bend over for a few seconds and get the blood back to my head I can usually avoid the migraine and blocked vision. It's pretty scary when this orthostatic hypotension occurs and embarrassing because I don't want to call attention to myself at all in public places.

Comment from: Patches, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I had no problem whatsoever until I had bypass heart surgery. Three days after surgery symptoms of orthostatic hypotension appeared. I also have a lot of pain in my legs when I first get up, I can’t go anywhere until my blood pressure goes up, usually a minute or so. After eating is really bad!

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