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Old 07-18-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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^^As mentioned before your blood pressure changes every few minutes and what you experienced is not unusual. You should be happy with both readings/results.
I was.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Whittier, CA
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well, today just for kicks I went to the same machine in the morning, on my way to work, and did a check. Today's reading was a dangerous 132/82!

As of a month ago I actually changed my diet to lower sodium, I've been exercising a lot more, lost a few lbs more, regularly eating steel cut oats for breakfast, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, have completely cut out alcohol and most saturated fats....and....

my blood pressure has increased 12 points? Must be a joke! I am going to test it again some other place to be sure... I asked the pharmacist at the CVS if the machine was calibrated and she said it was and gives accurate readings...well...

I am going to ask my girlfriend to take her reading as she got herself checked just the other day and had a reading of 113/75
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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^^ 132/82 is still in the normal range, not to worry. When you had your BP test the reason it may have been elevated was that you were thinking about it and maybe worried about the rersults, that would show up as slightly elevated.
Next time take several readings a few minutes apart and you'll see differences in readings. As long as they are in the norm range, again not to worry.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Wow, that doesn't seem so high. Mine fluctuates from stroke like to better than normal. I think I get white coat syndrome. Anyway eat a banana every day, they're loaded with potassium.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Wow, that doesn't seem so high. Mine fluctuates from stroke like to better than normal. I think I get white coat syndrome. Anyway eat a banana every day, they're loaded with potassium.
Mine too! I thought I was alone.


I dread getting my BP taken at doctors or even dentist, because I usually get that look from the assistant or nurse. So now before hand I warn them.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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You folks worry too much, your anxieties elevate your blood pressure automatically and that's why you get the readings you do in the doctors office. Relax, be calm and look at how normal you'll be.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Whittier, CA
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I went to another CVS and this time got 3 separate readings a few minutes apart: first one was 127/85, 132/95, 128/87
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I went to another CVS and this time got 3 separate readings a few minutes apart: first one was 127/85, 132/95, 128/87
Those are all real close.

Ok, 2 years ago my blood pressure was like 115/70, always had been really good, with smoking and no exercise.

Last year, after I had quit smoking for 9mos, and had been exercising regularly for 10 mos., my blood pressure started going up. Way up. 197/113 kinda up.

I was pretty freaked and went to the emergency room. Well, on follow-up with doc started meds, and it's come back down. They said it's only dangerous when it's high for extended periods.

There was no good reason for my blood pressure to go up, it's just one of those things.....

Ironically, when I started smoking again, my blood pressure went down.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:09 AM
 
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^^ I'm sure you're aware of smoking and heart disease and hardening of the arteries.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Sure, but why would that make my blood pressure go down?

I'm sure it was coincidental, and I'm stopping smoking again in couple weeks - if my BP goes back up my doc is going to be pissed. We've already discussed, that with my medical history, I'm probably a different species.
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