Julie Rehmeyer's 'Through the Shadowlands'
Writer Never Give Up talks about Julie Rehmeyer's new book "Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer's Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn't Understand" and shares an interview with Julie ...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Any thoughts on my dropping BP and temp please?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by mermaid, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. kisekishiawase

    kisekishiawase sad

    southeast asia
    well my BP and body temperature still low. i check when supine sometimes even get 78/48 and temperature 36c
    i talk to my mom and she said its still normal. i dont know...
    she said girls are usual to have low bp and she also has low bp. and doctor said 35c-36c still ok.
    im confused.
  2. Karganeth



    Interesting post I must say. What exactly are we looking for in the youtube video? My pupil behaves in exactly the same way like the video. I tested using the flashlight. Is that what I'm supposed to be noticing in that video? I do seem to have a problem with low blood pressure just like the OP. Although my pupil can go much bigger, to the point it covers my whole eye and back to small and so on even with the light being flashed onto it.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2014
  3. jstefl

    jstefl Senior Member

    Brookfield, Wisconsin
    Back in 2005, my BP got as low as 80/50, and my pulse had slowed to 50.

    I went to see three different cardiologists, and had all of the tests done. They found nothing wrong, and could give me no reason for this. One or the cardiologists actually prescribed a antidepressant! The third one put me on medication to raise my BP, which helped some.

    After being on the medication for a couple of years, I took Valcyte for 8 months. During that time, I was able to wean myself off the medication. Once I stopped the Valcyte, my BP had risen to an average of 110/66.

    The cause of my low BP was most likely Viral. I have tested positive for HHV6, CMV, EBV, and VZV, so one or more may have been involved. Since I stopped the Valcyte in late 2008, my BP has remained stable.

    I did some reading about Viruses and the heart back when this was happening to me. I seem to remember that Drs. Peckerman and Natelson had done some research on this subject.

  4. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

    This text below the Youtube video gives a good explanation:

    Gary Engelman:
    "The Pupil test and primarily tests your levels of aldosterone, another adrenal hormone. You need to be in a darkened room with a mirror. From the side (not the front), shine a bright light like a flashlight or penlight towards your pupils and hold it for about a minute. Carefully observe the pupil. With healthy adrenals (and specifically, healthy levels of aldosterone), your pupils will constrict, and will stay small the entire time you shine the light from the side. In adrenal fatigue, the pupil will get small, but within 30 seconds, it will soon enlarge again or obviously flutter in it's attempt to stay constricted. Why does this occur? Because adrenal insufficiency can also result in low aldosterone, which causes a lack of proper amounts of sodium and an abundance of potassium. This imbalance causes the sphincter muscles of your eye to be weak and to dilate in response to light"

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page