That is high. Optimal BP is <120/80. Single BP readings taken around the same time are never diagnostic. You don't give your age but you do need to see your GP so he can do 24 hour BP monitoring and if positive, do blood work to rule out secondary causes for hypertension- such as hormone and/or kidney
Were you at the Family Planning clinic obtaining birth control? If so, is it hormone birth control which you are taking? If your BP is high, you may be asked to switch to a non hormonal
birth control like the IUD. Only problem with the IUD is that it can make periods longer, heavier and more painful for some women. The Pill is a problem if you have high BP
The general speech we give out is to reduce sodium in the diet, lose weight if needed, stop smoking
and exercise. You should do all this regardless of being hypertensive. It could simply be a one off reading which can be explained by the 'white coat effect'.
Both Cochrane and NICE studies support the the fact that having high blood pressure
is a major risk factor for cardiovascular events later in life.