Archer Wrote:120/80 is a bit high for postural hypotension to be definite, but it certainly doesn't rule it out.
I was under the impression that that is a target blood pressure reading. For one, usually when the nurse takes it, she says "oh that's good" or "perfect!"
Yep, by "that's good" they mean "your blood pressure isn't high" - because except in extremes, high blood pressure is worse for you than low blood pressure. If my BP was 120/80, on the other hand, it would probably be time to call an ambulance. Generally low blood pressure is better (except in eg clinical shock) but postural hypotension - loss of blood pressure in the head on movement, especially standing - can result from it.
Quote:I say this because I don't have any history with blood pressure issues, and because it doesn't feel like a physical feeling.
If it is postural hypotension - not having any other history with blood pressure issues is normal. My blood pressure is amusingly low and occassional postural hypotension (and a slightly elevated pulse) is the only outward sign of it.
Have you ever fainted? It can be a weird, dreamy, unreal feeling.
Quote:I think the feeling is exactly what I said. "an emotional equivalent to being lightheaded". Meaning that it doesn't seem physical, but rather is emotional (or similar) and feels something like being lightheaded, but not quite.
I'm sorry, but I flat out do not understand what you mean by this.
Quote:And thanks for trying to help me figure this out, by the way. =)
Eternity Wrote:Let me try it this way. For me, at least, when I experience a physical sensation, there is usually a emotional response to it. Like if I twist my ankle, I feel fear, and curiousity (is it broken?!?) and shock. If I kiss someone, I feel happiness or elation. You know what I mean?
Yes, all totally normal, and the same for everyone (except those with affect disorders).
Quote:This feeling/emotion is like the one coupled with lightheadedness, but without the physical sensation of being lightheaded. A kind of surreal feeling, also with the curiousity of "what am I doing?"
Unfortunately that doesn't help at all, because you haven't described to us what the emotional feeling coupled with lightheadedness actually is
If I'm understanding you correctly now, you don't have strange lightheadedness sensations - but every couple of days you experience a strange emotion of "Huh?" and then it passes. Unless it's deja vu (or a related phenomenon), it just sounds like . . . feeling an emotion, y'know?