Is It Possible That You Are Experiencing Symptoms of Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (nOH)?

Symptoms of nOH vary from person to person and may occur after standing up, changing positions, or standing for long periods of time. Many people describe being dizzy or passing out during an episode of nOH. Some people with symptoms of nOH say what happens after they stand up feels like “sliding down a deep, dark hole” or “having a dark cloud drop down on you.”

Symptom Checker

Use our Symptom Checker to see which symptoms of nOH you or a loved one may be experiencing when standing or sitting up. Then talk to your doctor. 

Symptoms of nOH may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Passing out
  • Feeling faint
  • Blurry vision
  • Tunnel vision
  • Fatigue
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Feeling like your legs will buckle beneath you
  • Inability to think clearly

Some people with nOH may have an increased risk of falling due to their symptoms.

Recognizing Early Signs of nOH

Watch Sondra and Linda, two nOH care partners, talk about the first signs of nOH they noticed in their husbands.