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I just had lower back surgery 10 days ago and they were having a hard time controlling my blood pressure.

I was as low as 74/49 and as high as 90/59 when they released me.ni am normally a 120 or 140 over 90 or so. I am having these dizzy spells that are not going away. I am drinking lots of water and fluids so I can't be dehydrated, any ideas?

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Sorry Deanna. It is MOST unwise to treat (or delay treatment of) your own blood pressure - especially as the change is consequent to surgery. Tell your Surgeon urgently what is happening and your BP can be easily stabilised. Personally I don't like beta blockers, but they do an amazing job at stabilising BP - BUT only your doctor or surgeon can prescribe for hypotension. But I agree it can be a response to anaesthesia or the surgery itself.

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I don't think it was from the surgery. I went in to the pre-op appointment two days before and they were getting 60 over something and they triple checked it to make sure that was right. But they mentioned that was low for even me. But now I am having the dizzy spells and am getting concerned. Just not sure of I wait until Monday when I see the surgeon or if I go see an urgent care doctor before that.
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It is not for us to guess at the causes - the professionals are responsible for the effects of their services and it is they who know how to stabilise your health again. Dizzy spells are a normal consequence of low BP - even fainting is on the cards. If you were my patient, I would suggest a few coffees until you can get to see the surgeon. That can safely raise your BP a little and keep you less woozy. Cut back on all that extra fluid, though - that is not helping at all.
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You may want to get a home BP monitor, you can get them for around $30, and see if your BP has returned to normal or not. *Usually* low BP during surgery is a reaction to the anesthesia but that reaction should have long worn off by now. But you should still consult your doctor over what is causing this dizziness even if your BP is fine.

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I don't think it was from the surgery. I went in to the pre-op appointment two days before and they were getting 60 over something and they triple checked it to make sure that was right. But they mentioned that was low for even me. But now I am having the dizzy spells and am getting concerned. Just not sure of I wait until Monday when I see the surgeon or if I go see an urgent care doctor before that.
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The dizzy spells you are experiencing could be caused by low blood pressure. It is important to check the pressure regularly, which you can do it at home if you can get the apparatus. However, it is important to explain this to a doctor for a permanent solution.

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I just had a patient with that problem, his wife gave him chicken broth and it helped, can't hurt to try

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Ok will do! Thanks!!
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