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I am getting worried.........

post #1 of 6
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I went in this morning for blood work, and my blood pressure was high again! And she even tried it on both arms. When I went to the Dr 2 weeks ago, he told me it was high there as well. I am really starting to get worried now..........what in the world could it be from?? Please reassure me guys, cause I am really worried.
post #2 of 6
Honey, please try to calm down.............it will all work out and they'll get you fixed up!! (I'm so good at giving advice but not so good at taking it!)
post #3 of 6
Do you remember what the numbers were?

They base "normal" on 120/80, but that doesn't mean that your blood pressue will be 120/80, and that if it's not 120/80 that it's "abnormal". They just need something to guage by so they use 120/80 as a comparison.

If you weren't started on high blood pressure medications, it's not too high.
post #4 of 6
It is also hereditary, does anyone in your family have it?
post #5 of 6
If he hasn't put you on medication, I wouldn't worry about it. Lower your salt intake. Here are the ranges for blood pressure.

Less than 120/80


High Blood Pressure
Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3
180 or higher/110 or higher

I take blood pressure meds twice a day. I was at Stage 3 when I was diagnosed. Mine now is in the normal to prehyper stages now. At least your doctor is aware of the situation. Do everything he says to do!!!! I ignored it at first and when I did get on meds, didn't take it like I should, (I took it once a day at that time) and had a major wakeup call in Dec 2004 in the form of a small stroke.

Like Natalie said, if he hasn't put you on meds, then don't worry about it. Limit the use of your salt.

If you have any questions, PM me..

post #6 of 6
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I am calling the Dr office now to find out what the numbers are, I have forgotten. I know like the first time it was 180/something(2 weeks ago) and then today it was 130/something..........I will let ya know when I get the #'s.

And btw-no it doesnt run in my family.
Well from today it was 130/82 on my left arm, then she re did it on right arm and it was 123/98.
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