I was reading a post down lower but I thought I would respond here because the post was old. The post was about a young lady who had a panic attack and while at the hospital they took here blood pressure. 145/90
Then on two more different doctor appointments her pressure was around the same. Her doctor told her it was probably anxiety. Her doctor then wanted to prescribe a drug for the anxiety. REALLY? Why not know for sure what the blood pressure is really doing. If you really want to know what your blood pressure is doing you should look at your daily averages. Your pressure can rise and fall at different times of the day. There are some good blood pressure cuffs on the market. I urge you to get one and take your readings several times a day. There is a great website where you can log your readings for free. No paper to keep track of and all the math is done for you. This is a great way to keep track of your readings. The site gives you daily, weekly, and monthly averages. They have interactive charts and other tools to help you and your doctor make a informed decision. The website is http://www.bpchronicle.com/blood-pressure-log.php Before you decide to begin taking meds and become a drug company slave, please consider all your options.