Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Lake City, Florida
Bikes: Basso Gap,Miele El Latina,Schwinn Super Sport
Thanks. I did get the tilt table test. It took place in a cool,controlled environment. I thought, this will never replicate when my NCS spells usually take place, in heat with strenous exercise. Sure enough, after about 10 minutes my blood pressure dropped then skyrocketed. I thought the doctor had given me something to cause it. I was on a low dose of atenolol with a lot of salt added to my diet. I am learning that I cannot over extend myself in the heat here in Florida. I have to keep hydrated, and not just water. I too had one of these episodes at the 25 mile point of the Gainesville Cycle Club horsefarm 100. I lay on the ground a few minutes till the dizziness passed, rode to the aid station up ahead, drank plenty of fluids and finished the century ride strongly.