Blood pressure advice (joining medical)

Discussion in 'Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC' started by Snoreador, Feb 18, 2011.

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  2. It sounds like you suffer from 'White Coat Hypertension' whereby your blood pressure shoots up the moment someone vaguely medical comes near you.

    This is not terribly unusual and smething that I also have - every medical I have shows my blood pressure as either being high or at the upper end of the normal range.

    To satisfy the doc my GP gave me a 24 hour monitor (essentially a blood pressure sleeve attached to a box) you wear this for a day and night and it takes your blood pressure at random intervals.

    This process showed that my blood pressure, under everyday circumstances, was quite normal.

    On my experience get yourself down your GP and talk through your problem - you won't be the first.

    Good luck
  3. Sorted. Practice nurse made me a nice cup of tea, and that coupled with some Elgar on my iPhone did the job!
  4. Congrats, great result. Although to be fair it's usually the practice nurses who cause my blood pressure to go up a bit
  5. SNR,

    Great news. Good luck with AOSB.