So I park my car at the local wal-mart and walk directly to the blood pressure machine. I sit down, press start and the first reading is 139/86. Then I immediately restart it and get a reading of 126/75. Then I immediately restart it again and get a third reading of 112/68. Whats the deal? Which reading should I trust? Was my blood pressure elevated at first because I had walked from the parking lot to the machine? taking the BP repeatedly in the same arm should have made the readings go up...not down.
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009