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Why is my BP always higher when it's checked by the doctor?

why is my BP always higher when it's checked by the doctor? Since i have been put on tablets it s always around 120/70 at home, but at the surgery it s more like 160/90. The GP said it should be the same with her and even if i am nervous i should be able to control it. what do you think she said she understand it goes higher when we are nervous but still it should not go over a certain number. Now she has put me on 2 tablets but i am wondering if i need 2. at rest my heart rate can go down to 50.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Just being in the waiting room sends mine up and those awful new machines they use is enough to stress anyone..They check mine 3 times and it comes down each time.. If they leave you alone for a few minutes it is possible to work a 'mind over matter' routine...............
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