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Hello @janwright74

The abbreviation, OTC, usually refers to over-the-counter medication and/or supplements that do not require a prescription.

I've read your posts about low BP as well as heat and cold intolerance. I look forward to an update from you after you see your internist next week.

Will you post again?

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Thanks, Teresa, for the clarification. Since I have a paradoxical reaction to pharmaceuticals, it puts me in a tough situation. I WILL try what my doc suggests after having done everything I can naturally. I really thought I could make a change on my own, but I need help. My doc's nurses have been very helpful. No caffeine and no alcohol seemed to make some difference the last two weeks, but not enough.

An article I found yesterday stated bp is dangerously low at 60/40, and I haven't gotten THAT low, but close, so far only once, at 63/43! It seems better now with more B12 and potassium. Am also taking magnesium, D3 and K2.

My cardiologist former husband said as long as I feel okay that for some people, it's just numbers. But I'd like to get this checked out. I don't feel comfortable going hiking in the mountains anymore.

I did a echo stress test last December, and did really well, so I can't imagine it's gotten so bad in six months that I need another one, but we'll see.

Thanks for your concern. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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