Re: High BP reading at doctor's surgery
It’s called ‘white coat syndrome’ Mine is always high at the doc’s, often if they know you get agitated they make allowances. I found out the hard way in that a couple of years ago i had my blood pressure taken at the doc’s a couple of times and they decided it was high and gave me blood pressure tab’s. I took one first night and was fine , took one second night and an hour after fainted.
Went back to docs and was fitted with a 24Hr machine that runs every hour on the hour (Great fun at night) when we looked at the results it started high (first reading while still with the nurse) and then it dropped rapidly to normal(ish) and stayed there.
Conclusion, when I took the tabs my blood pressure lowered below normal – so much so I passed out. I now have a machine of my own and monitor my own pressure and if i visit the docs I take him/her and average reading and we compare.
My doc has made it clear though that the ball is firmly in my court when it comes to being honest about the readings so we can nip any sustained high readings in the bud with meds which I am happy to do.