so ive just a had a second reading and it was 178/113.... the nurse said...ohhh myyy god! nice of her to put me at ease.! im going back for a EPG test and some other bits and pieces.. how is my pressure so high...how can i get it down? i have a stressful job....just yesterday i only managed 6 out of 8 hrs on yahooo....:-( i know i shouldnt joke,...about these things... but it the only way i can handle things.. what can i eat to get the numbers down? should i avoid things on the net that make my heart rate shoot up???? the reading is true...im not making it up!