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Grace360

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What are your normal readings?
Mine are low rn and I'm kinda scared.
 

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Grace. There is no such things as a 'normal' reading in BP. Any figure is always an average. My grandmother was 101 when she died and had BP problems all her life. BP depends on so many factors. Age, gender, weight, height, pregnant, (!) and which is relevant to us, stress. Stress can raise BP and the more stressed and anxious we become up goes the BP. This is perfectly natural and nothing to worry about.
 

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It depends on time of day, posture etc. If I'm sitting here at my computer desk (the chair is awful) I'll run about 130/80. If I sit down on the couch and get a good reading it tends toward like 122/75. However if I'm stressed or sick it can be 135/80 to 140/85. However if I'm having a really good day it can be 110/65.
 

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It depends on time of day, posture etc. If I'm sitting here at my computer desk (the chair is awful) I'll run about 130/80. If I sit down on the couch and get a good reading it tends toward like 122/75. However if I'm stressed or sick it can be 135/80 to 140/85. However if I'm having a really good day it can be 110/65.
You see what is happening? You are almost on the edge of OCD with all the readings you have described, which to me all look normal.
But I don't know you so am unable to judge. Your doctors do, so be guided by them. This obsession is not uncommon in anxiety.
We constantly seek reassurance, and then disbelieve them when they tell us we are OK. For goodness sake, are you going to spend the rest of your life looking at BP readings? You are frightening yourself, no one is doing this to you. Go to your GP, but from this moment stop taking unnecessary readings. A cautionary tale. I had a friend who was obsessed with BP. He took readings three times a day for a month then took them to his doctor. The doctor glanced at them then threw them in the bin. 'Now let a professional take your BP'. It was normal. What a wate of time and effort!
 

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You see what is happening? You are almost on the edge of OCD with all the readings you have described, which to me all look normal.
But I don't know you so am unable to judge. Your doctors do, so be guided by them. This obsession is not uncommon in anxiety.
We constantly seek reassurance, and then disbelieve them when they tell us we are OK. For goodness sake, are you going to spend the rest of your life looking at BP readings? You are frightening yourself, no one is doing this to you. Go to your GP, but from this moment stop taking unnecessary readings. A cautionary tale. I had a friend who was obsessed with BP. He took readings three times a day for a month then took them to his doctor. The doctor glanced at them then threw them in the bin. 'Now let a professional take your BP'. It was normal. What a wate of time and effort!
Oh no, those are readings that have been taken over various weeks. I just measure it once or twice a week on my Cardiologists recommendation. I was just trying to show OP that a range of readings can be normal.
 

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Oh no, those are readings that have been taken over various weeks. I just measure it once or twice a week on my Cardiologists recommendation. I was just trying to show OP that a range of readings can be normal.
You are doing it under medical supervision and that's fine. I was just using this as an example of how so many become obsessed with BP and take unnecessary readings. I broke one of my rules. Never assume!! My apologies.
 

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My bp has always been in the lower ranges, probably averaging somewhere around 110/65, bottom number is often around 60 and only rarely goes over 70. In the doctor's office however it is almost always high, once before dental surgery the top # was 170.
Don't give too much worry over lbp, consider yourself lucky, it's nowhere near the problem of hbp. And it constantly changes over the day. You could take it every 5 minutes for an hour and you would have 12 different readings.
 
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