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Re : Forgot to take medecine-BP question

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 638942 7:58 am
by brandib
My machine is automatic and it pumped to 280 everytime! I took my medecine HOURS ago and finally just got a reading of 136/107. My BP had to be CRAZY high. I see my primary on Tuesday. She is doubling my Propranolol or we might just go ahead and switch medications again...*sigh* oh yeah, it also showed the little heart symbol wich means it detected an arythmia I'm pretty sure.

ETA: I have the womens Reli-On pink machine :0)

Re : Forgot to take medecine-BP question

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 638942 1:02 am
by preemomof2
Brandi, when the bp machine says error it usually means you have not pumped high enough to get a ready. Pump to at least 200 and see if you get a reading. When my machine said error it meant my bp was really high. Off the chart high. So keep trying and don't forget to take the meds.

Re : Forgot to take medecine-BP question

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 638942 4:25 pm
by beth0277
Brandi--Can you put a call in to your doctor? Your headache is concerning and it may not be a bad idea to go to your docs office (if it is possible to just drop by) and see if they can take your BP with their manual cuffs, which allow for higher readings.

Is that a possibility?

Forgot to take medecine-BP question

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 638942 3:18 pm
by brandib
Ok, just real fast, I forgot to take my meds yesterday and today I keep getting VERY dizzy and I've had an extreme headache, so upon getting extremely dizzy again I thought " Man my head hurts, oh no Brandi you didn't take ur meds.....OH NO you forgot yesterday too!" So I went to check my BP and my machine only says "Error" I've tried to take it at least 15 times and all I get is error. I took my meds that I'm a couple hours late on, but totally missed yesterday. My machine got my husband at 118/72 and error on me! Is my BP probably CRAZY high????? I'm a little nervous here and don't know if I should wait it out or maybe go to Er.....starting to bite my fingernails a little here. I keep thinking "well, you have high Bp regaurdless, what in the world is at right now!"

Also, I took some back to back so I thought I'd let the machine "rest" and come back in so I did that and still error. So I figured I'd just sit there and wait.....still error.