your problem is called white coat phobia and is common, docs know about it
tell doc you have a reaction to your BP being checked which always raises it
it helps to take a list of what you want to mention to doc
or it can help to write a note for doc to read if you think you wont be able to explain your problems clearly
some are too anxious to stay in the waiting room, if so wait outside and get the girl to call you in when its your turn
in extreme cases, doc may come and see the patient in their car if parking space is nearby
Well thanks to you all for your support. I made it through! I took one Ativan and my BP pill in the a.m. and headed to the doc. Took a deep breath and made it. Higher than when I check it at home, but still in the safe range. I always feel so good when I'm done and say "what's the big deal?" That is until...like next month when I see another doctor mind starts turning again and I go through this again! I can't do it at the Walmart, etc. either, I freak about other people being around and if it is high I go nuts and keep going back to check and recheck and everyone starts staring. I do better with the one at home. Thanks to you all for your support again! Means a lot---Shari PS Happy Holidays.