On the wrong blood pressure meds???

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How low was it? How low is considered too low?
It all depends. When your brain is starved for oxygen, your BP is too low. When you are foggy all the time on the meds, can't think, or even operate - that's too low BP.
Since your arteries aren't as clean as a teens, if you have teenage BP, good chances are your brain is a bit starved.
I got as low as 98/66 which is way, way low for someone my age. I could not function. Then there were all the side-effects...
When I am not working my night job, I am closer to 130/80 off the meds.
On the job, with some lack of proper sleep, closer to 150/100.
I am looking for more day work, obviously...
When I was in college, playing competitive tennis, it was 118/78 much of the time.
 

onehandbh

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It all depends. When your brain is starved for oxygen, your BP is too low. When you are foggy all the time on the meds, can't think, or even operate - that's too low BP.
Since your arteries aren't as clean as a teens, if you have teenage BP, good chances are your brain is a bit starved.
I got as low as 98/66 which is way, way low for someone my age. I could not function. Then there were all the side-effects...
When I am not working my night job, I am closer to 130/80 off the meds.
On the job, with some lack of proper sleep, closer to 150/100.
I am looking for more day work, obviously...
When I was in college, playing competitive tennis, it was 118/78 much of the time.
Thank you for detailed explanation.

Makes logical sense. If arteries are more clogged, then blood volume per second is reduced unless you increase flow speed.

But then if you increase flow speed (and pressure), you risk rupturing something or dislodging a deposit and causing a blockage somewhere and leading to a heart attack or stroke.
 
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