Do you often have a low or high blood pressure? And if your answer is positive, can you feel it when it changes?
Personally, I have always had a low blood pressure, which often leads to faints. However, throughout the years I managed to get to know my organism’s reactions better and I can easily tell when my blood pressure is low. Also, I can tell 5 minutes in advance if I am going to faint, which can be very useful, especially when I am out.
Once I was in the bus with a very dear friend of mine, the weather is bad, which actually has a very important participation in the blood pressure changes, and after I few stop I could feel my head going very light. My vision would become blurry from time to time and my legs would start feeling weak and tingling. From time to time during the next five or so minutes, I would sometimes get black spots when looking at things. The climax point before the faint are cold and hot waves throughout my whole body, which can go on for some time. It’s definitely not pleasant.
So, when this started happening, I told my friend that I was going to faint. Of course, no one would react adequately to this statement, so it’s only natural that at first she started panicking. Thankfully, she pulled herself together, and reacted quickly, holding me so I wouldn’t fall when I faint. When you have reached the moment of the cold waves, it’s unevitable to pass the fainting process.
After so many situations, I learnt what to do when I feel it coming. Deep breathing is the first and most important thing. If you are out, make sure you are sitting either in a colder room or go out to have some fresh air. When you know that your blood pressure is lower than usual, make sure you have something sweet in your bag, especially if the weather is bad. Soda or even water are obligatory to be drunk when something like that happens, so you can regulate the pressure quickly, thanks to the sugar.
Another thing which can help you is massaging your ear. When your blood pressure is low, start massaging in the direction of your outer ear and up through its curve. Lower your finger afterwards down the soft part. How can this help? This stimulate the circulation of the blood. When you reach the soft part of the ear, begin again from the base of your ear without returning to it.
When your blood pressure is high, start massaging the soft part of the ear first as you slowly start pressing the points around the outer ear in the direction of its base. When the circle is complete, remove your hand from your ear and then start again.
In both situation continue doing this for about five minutes. During the point pressure you will start feeling how your body calms down, your headache will start disappearing and your discomfort will be gone, along with your normalized blood pressure.