So today I got my blood pressure checked again in the office. It has been about two weeks since I least had it checked and last time it was 140 or 145 I can’t remember. This freaked me out that it was rising so I bought a fitbit, changed my birth control, watched what I ate, execised, cut out all the salt I ate and in two weeks I lost four pounds and am eating a lot less salt.
Today I was hoping that everything I did would show in my blood pressure and go down at least a couple of points. I however, am a nervous nelly and got really nervous about the result. I hate going into the doctors office and have always had white coat syndrome. It makes it even worse when I have had to go in there every two weeks and the result of that blood pressure result will mean something important. So I was nervous. I tried listening to a podcast in the waiting room, but I guess that didn’t help much. Turns out from everything I did in the last two weeks to try to bring it down did NOTHING. My blood pressure went UP! It was at 150 and 155. DARN IT! I know it had only been two weeks, but UGH!
The lady that took my pressure said she could tell I was anxious so a lot of it probably had to do with nerves. She said that I she isn’t going to make me come back in there every two weeks, but that I still need to get my bp checked twice a week and tell her the readings. I went and got a little one that I can do on my own at my house. I am hoping that when I am calm in my own house and not in a doctor’s office it will go down. I really hope so. Because I am so frustrated that it went up after all the good things I did the past two weeks. Please please please go down when I take it at home.
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