Hi Ive been on HD for 2 years and last 6 months home hd.
Over the last three months I’m trying to up my hours to longer 6 hr sessions. Even though I’m running slower speed (240) I still feel jaded after and it takes many hrs to feel myself again. Someone mentioned dialsate flow rate - my machine is set to auto so I’m wondering should I be adjusting this if I’m doing longer hrs.
My other issue is low bp - I stick to my fluid/weight but recently bp going onto treatment is 95/50 and sometimes as low as 80/38 coming off. Not sure what’s going on but deffo feel a bit weak!
Any advice greatly appreciated, My filter is fx80 running on freesenius 5008s.
I have had low bp for a year as well. I am on Midodrine 3 times a day. Sudafed was added in February. I take the Sudafed 1 he before I get on machine and Midodrine 15 minutes after that, 3 hours after 1 st dose wile still running I take my 2 nd Midodrine. Now my bp is still in the 90s during treatment but that’s better than when I first started. I would get into the 70 & 60 range. Yesterday when I got off my standing was 106. Sudafed raises bp. But I only take it on treatment days. Do you fell bad on no treatment days or has your body adjusted to the low bp? Sorry this is so lengthy.