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A 20-year-old female asked:

70% time when i sit up/get up i get horrible head rush, all i see is black and my body shakes. i'm 20lbs underweight but eat normal?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
As above : U could be having orthostatic hypotension , see your PCP for evaluation and work up.
Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 58 years experience
Postural hypotension: Have your blood pressure measured lying flat, and then after sitting up. Then, have your blood pressure measured when lying down and immediately after standing up. If the change in posture causes your blood pressure to drop more than 15 mm hg, follow up with your doctor. You may be anemic, could had adrenal problems, or thyroid problems. Cj glueck md.

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