Another question re: bp

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Re: Another question re: bp

Postby caryn » Mon Jan 26, 639576 11:53 pm

It's not "in a 6 hour setting" - it's two readings of either separated by 6 hours, the idea being that a one time temporary spike isn't diagnostic, but if you're ringing in high pressures more than once, it is. So your pressures are diagnostic, I'd think.

Apart from that, they will usually discount low pressures if you are medicated as unreliable - and follow you more closely. Meds can "mask" symptoms if pressures are the only indication being monitored, and women on meds with normal-looking pressures can still seize.

What has your doc said? They may want to tinker with the med dose or schedule an additional med...
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Another question re: bp

Postby mychaelelaine » Mon Jan 26, 639576 1:15 pm

Over the past 3 days, I've had a high reading... 138/94 one morning, 144/97, last night, 144/100 this morning... So, once once per day. I know pre-e is only diagnosed when bp is over 140/90 two times in a 6 hour setting. Mine goes normal within the hour after taking my meds. So, should I not be concerned?
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