Neurally mediated hypotension

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What is neurally mediated hypotension?

Low blood pressure from faulty brain signals (neurally mediated hypotension). This disorder causes blood pressure to drop after standing for long periods, leading to symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and fainting.

Common symptoms reported by people with neurally mediated 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with neurally mediated hypotension

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

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

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurally mediated hypotension (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurally mediated hypotension (4 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps fluid retention (edema) 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 12
30s 12
40s 8
50s 18
60s 9
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 63

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 36
Not Diagnosed 6

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