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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   If my blood pressure was 160/100 for a pre employment physical this AM, then about 10 minutes later they re-took it and it was 128/72, should I be followed by my private MD?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hello
Doctor :   Probably not
Doctor :   This is a very common issue for many
User :   I was also having low blood sugar "shakiness" becuase of fasting blood work
User :   I know I was a little worked up -
Doctor :   What happens is they get anxious during medicals and hospital visits so they values tend to vary
User :   I was just concerned - I don't have hi blood pressure!
User :   ok, thank you!
Doctor :   You have to get 3 various re4adings in a day for three days to confirm
Doctor :   So you r alright
User :   should I recheck at the machines at pharmacy?
User :   or this high blood pressure was related to the physical?
Doctor :   One reading at the time of medical showing XXXXXXXX is purely due to anxiety or excess workup
User :   yes, I was kind of anxious. :)
User :   thank you!
Doctor :   Is there anything else ican help you with?
User :   no, thank you so much.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Wishing you agreat day ahead
User :   I will use this again - so mucheasier than waiting for a call back from my doc! You have a great day
Doctor :   Thank u
Doctor :   You are welcome
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