My blood pressure goes all over the place. Unfortunatley I am so nervous when I go to the doctor it is high when they take a reading. My heart beat was 135 and BP 120/82 the last time I went. Before that, my pulse was 145 and pressure was 140/85. Good ole white coat...which came about after I took my BP in a drug store and the cuff wouldn't stop pumping and they had to pull the machine away from the wall and uplug it. Now..every time I fell the cuff pumping, I remember that. Psychological...I know. Plus Lexapro increases blood pressure. No doctor has ever suggested going on meds for it and I have never associated my higher readings with fibro...just White Coat.
I have had FMS forever, and I used to have very good BP #s. For about the past 6 yrs, I have noticed my #s were up at the drs office. I would ask and told it was ok. I switched drs last fall and my new dr saw my BP and said it could be nerves at new dr, but come back in 2 wks and we will redo. I did, it was still hi, so I have been on meds since. I have a meter at home and I take my BP every few days. Most days it is good, some not so much.
I went to hosp about 6 wks ago, my BP was fine thru the whole adventure. Very strange.
God bless. Alice.