Very low blood pressure post exercise (unable to complete workouts), have you experienced this?

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Greetings,

For the past few weeks i have been unable to finish my workouts due to malaise i start to feel while i exercise. I am working out at home, resistance band pushups, inverted rows, dumbbell exercises...
But after few sets i start to feel tired and dizzy and have to stop. When i measure my bp right after exercise (i have bp monitor) my bp reading is sth like 100/50. This lower number freaks me out a bit, especially since i dont feel ok and cannot finish my workouts.

I have contacted my physician and told about the issues but of course, she tries to shrug it off by saying its normal. However, yesterday my bp reading after exercise was 98/57 (heart rate 90) and today it was 100/44 (heart rate 83). So me being me, i called another doctor, at the ER, and asked whether or not i should be worried. He said most likely I shouldnt worry, but it needs to be checked out. He says thyroid could be an issue. So I am taking measures as we speak.

I have to say that I get hypo episodes post exercise where my arms start shaking uncontrollably but a few bites of chocolate relieves that. This is inspite of me eating before a work out. I still need to eat sugar when this happens.

Just wanted to hear whether someone else is/has ever experienced something like this, very low bp post exercise and unable to complete the workout due to sudden onset of malaise.

And if this means anything (idk tbh if it does), few weeks ago i noticed moons on my nails are completely missing. And I usually had those.
 
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So I am chilling in my bed and resting heart rate is 37 bpm. I never had it that low and am actually scared of how low it may go while i sleep. When i was at top aerobic condition it was around 50 resting and would get to 42 while asleep.

and i aint even in that good shape right now, with all the laying around because of the quarantine.

Made an appointment with cardiologist, but no sooner than mid next week is possible
 
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Not really sure where to go with this - good idea to get checked out. But if it makes you feel any better, that blood pressure does not scare me at all. The 40 readings are a bit low.

As far as the heart rate, I had something similar happen last year. I had gone through an extremely stressful 6 months and about 2 months after it was over I felt really run down and exhausted and just horrible. Then one day I was sitting on my couch and my fitbit was showing 37 bpm and I went to the doctor, cardiologist, everything. Turned out I was healthy and fine...got tested for all kinds of things including lyme and had ecg's and sonigrams, etc.

Have you been under stress? Could you be dehydrated?

Do you have any other times you feel dizzy?

Sorry I don't have a lot more but maybe I at least can tell you that while your numbers are low they aren't concerning and you can relax a bit.
 
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Also, thinking some more...have you just been lounging around a lot more or maybe sleeping a lot longer? It is normal for blood pressure to lower during periods of prolonged rest.

Also, there is a phenomenon called post exercise hypotension, which I just found, and it seems like it may be normal for blood pressure to be lower after exercise.
 

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Hey man, sorry to hear you’re still going through it. Don’t worry too much about your BP, mine is a constant 100/50 or 110/70, somewhere between there. Bpm for me has been down to 53 but never lower. Maybe you have an awesome heart! Don’t stress too much, that will kill you before anything will! Trust me, I stress out wayyyyyy too much and have more issues until I finally just say **** it, it’s in my head.
 

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Yeah I feel weak and short of breath when this under 40 bpm heart rate happens, hence the reason I check it out.

I actually detrained somewhat in the past few months and my rhr was around 65 which was higher then when I was training intensely but that is OK considering that I am less active.
But in the last 2 weeks I feel fatigued, I can't do more than a few sets and now this very slow heart rate.

Could be also hormonal (thyroid), the doctor said.

One day I simply woke up feeling like sh1t, morning Wood and libido are completely gone. Then I felt anxious for a few days and now I feel fatigued.

The doctor recommended echo of the heart because of pneumonia I had in November and TSH test due to fatigue and slow rhr.
 

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Do you take Viagra or Cialis by chance? These lower blood pressure.
 

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Do you take Viagra or Cialis by chance? These lower blood pressure.
No, i did try cialis a couple of times last year but never got anything out of it. And yes, it did lower the bp for me but like i said, didint take it for over 6 months.

The issue is this low heart rate. The lowest I measured was 36 when i felt like sh1t. Never had it this low. Wore a holter last year when i was in good condition (training regularly) and resting heart rate was 54 and it touched 44 while asleep.

But this 36 while i am awake is plain unhealthy.
 

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Right, today i did weighted pushups, inverted rows, lateral raises and biceps curls. Actually a pretty good workout, ws going to failute on every set.
I used bottled oxygen (dont laugh! 😆) after every set, few puffs and i felt fine. First time in about 2 weeks that i didnt collapse after just few sets, actually felt good after the workout and even worked in the shop after that.

Sth having to do with the oxygen transport within my body is fuked.

Also, heart rate drops really fast to about 80-90 after few puffs of oxygen whereas without oxygen it stays over 100, even after i stop working out. Takes me about half an hour to feel somewhat fine again. Like i said, today i went straight to my garage to work after the work out.


I am starting to worry that the severe pneumonia i had back in november was coronavirus and that now my lungs are screwed.

It was weird my dudes. I came to the hospital in the am with persistent high temperature, spo2 was 96.
That evening spo2 was 90% and they contemplated whether to put me on oxygen or not. I couldnt effin breathe i was scared i would pass away during sleep.

Next day i felt better and the day after spo2 was 94-95 and i no longer had elevated temp. I received azythromycin IV and it seemed to help.

They told me it was "atypical viral pneumonia".
 
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I had same problems for like 1-2 years (didnt check up.. dumb I know) but Im sure it was cause I was training fasted + pump products that lowered it to much. Today I train fasted with pump products with no issue.. dunno why it works today
 

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I had same problems for like 1-2 years (didnt check up.. dumb I know) but Im sure it was cause I was training fasted + pump products that lowered it to much. Today I train fasted with pump products with no issue.. dunno why it works today
Sounds like low blood sugar level issues in your case.
 

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