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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my name is XXXXXX and i do have slightly high blood pressure taking Toprol xl 25 mg daily. Lately my bp has been higher. With stress and humidity, my bp is 143/72, pulse 100. I am leaving on a vaca. tomorrow though to my sisters. Should i get this checked first?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi did you get a chance to read my question?
Doctor :   Since when is your BP high?
User :   It has been slightly high for probably 8 yrs or so.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   give me your age and gender?
User :   I am a 55 yr. old woman.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   If the high BP was due to stress,
Doctor :   Then avoiding it might help you.
Doctor :   How long is the vacation?
User :   Can't avoid it, its my job and pressure of losing 2 people in my unit has caused the 3 remaining staff to be overloaded.
User :   a week
Doctor :   Then i would be better to get a check before you leave.
Doctor :   'it
User :   143/72 - do you feel this is high with a pulse of 100?
Doctor :   Pulse of 100 is on the high normal side.
Doctor :   143/72 is high.
User :   ok, i am not sure i have time to go to the ER right now, but will try, thanks
Doctor :   You can
Doctor :   take a appointment
Doctor :   with GP
Doctor :   Is it possible ?
User :   I am suppose to leave very early in the am, but i will see what i can do.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no thanks again
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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