Hypotension

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What is hypotension?

Chronic hypotension rarely exists as more than a symptom and for some people low blood pressure may be normal. For others, abnormally low blood pressure can result in inadequate blood flow to the brain and other vital organs that occurs because of an acute medical event or medical condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with hypotension

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hypotension

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Insomnia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
hypotension (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with hypotension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hypotension

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Addiction Sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant tiredness Sweating increased 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Increased appetite 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Insomnia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Chronic constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth restless legs syndrome
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty waking up Drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypotension (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating hypokalemia 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hypotension (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hypotension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hypotension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 25
30s 37
40s 51
50s 46
60s 25
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 28
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 102
Not Diagnosed 24

These charts show data from hypotension patients who have completed their condition history
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