Experiencing . . . again . .. light-headedness when exercising and blood pressure careening from too too high to too too low.
The funny thing is that I have reverse “white coat syndrome” – You know, when you get anxious in the doctor’s office and your blood pressure becomes elevated. My blood pressure goes into a perfect range every time a healthcare professional takes it!
Yup, my heart is REALLY smart. It knows when it’s going to the doctor’s office. It knows when it’s being monitored.
I wore a 24 hour halter monitor to see if the light-headedness had anything to do with the electrical activity.
- As soon as they put the electrodes on yesterday I went on a long fast paced walk — no light-headedness.
- An hour later I walked a bit over a mile to my office to see a client — no light-headedness. (Thank goodness the client I saw is compassionate. She didn’t blink as I sat wiping the perspiration from my face, neck and hair).
- When I got home I went on another 45 minute walk — no light-headedness.
Knowing I had to turn the halter monitor in today and I had meetings all morning I got up at 5:30 am and walked for 60 minutes, up and down hills. You guessed it. No light-headedness.