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BP 158/88. Should i be worried?

I went to blood pressure machine and i was VERY nervous and it read: 158/88 Waited a couple mins and then it was 145/85 walked around the store then it was 137/88 Waited a min and then it was 135/80 Waited a min and then it was 135/77 Waited a min and it was 130/76 WALKED around the store again 140/85 Waited 2 mins then it was 135/82 Thats not high enough to cuase nose bleeds is it? What is happening? A-Why did that go down was it b/c i was so nervous when i first took it? OR B-Or is it b/c i did it so many times my viens were contracted so many times giving me a false reading(IM WORRIED ABOUT THIS) I am not going to the doctor b/c ive been there 13 times in past 14 weeks im a hypochondriac and my parents are getting sick of paying for it. My roomate, good friend, died a couple months ago and i have been under alot of stress and anxiety I have had a slight headache for a couple days is that to be worried abbout? Its my really good friends birthday tonight and i want to go drink some wiskey(Im in college) but im scared with my blood pressure Will it be safe? im 19(i know its illegal but thats besides the point) In good health otherwise
Wed, 3 Aug 2011
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hello
first of all I want to tell you that fluctuation in blood pressure is very normal thing.it is not due to contracting your vein.you should not take so seriously.you are measuring your BP from digital BP apparatus or manual BP apparatus.I suggest you to go to doctor for your BP check up.
do not think much about what had happened d'ont take any type of strees take proper sleep.low salty diet and plenty of water.avoid drinking.
thanks for contacting health care magic
regards
Dr Ratnesh
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for query,
Taking your bp very frequently within very short duration shows that you are having Anxiety Neurosis.
Forget all this, if you want your bp measured, go for twice in a week.
As you see the different reading is normal variation,over look it.
Develop self confidence and strong will power.
You enjoy party to day.
Ok and bye.
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