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Old 09-18-2018, 12:44 PM
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partial seizures & low blood pressure


Do those of you that have partials also have drop in your BP when they happen? I normally don't lose consciousness when I have a seizure but I passed out yesterday & as soon as I came to I took my BP & it was very low. Just wonder if it was seizure or vasovagal episode. Probably no way to really know now. Thanks.
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That's a good question! I haven't had my BP taken immediately after a seizure. After one of the worst one that I had, I had to go the ER because my blood pressure was low. It turned out that I was very dehydrated, which causes low BP. After I drank some OJ I started to improve. The dehydration may have been related to the seizure (either as a trigger or as a result), but the medication I was on at the time (Zonisamide) also caused dehydration and also affected my appetite (not eating is dehydrating), so it's hard to know what came first.
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Thank you for taking time to reply. I try not to make a big deal out of things but I do get puzzled at some of the weird things that happen almost on a daily basis.
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I've always had really low BP, but haven't had a seizure of any kind in a while. Last week I was in to see my epileptologist and my BP was 99/59. A month prior to that I had to see my Primary Care doc and my BP was 90/57. They always ask if my BP has always been this low. Idiopathic Hypotension runs in my family.
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That must be scary. Do you have Dysautonomia or POTS? Anytime I pass out my BP is low as yours is. When I go to doc my BP is always high & he wants to give me something to treat high BP which I'm afraid to take. Thanks for your reply!
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