Blood pressure home moniter ? Welch Allyn or Orian ? Blood pressre ? too

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cvc
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   Posted 9/12/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Which home moniter is the most accruate ? I have a borrowed Welch Allyn automatic model and a Relion pump up model and the WelchAllyn model always gives me a lower ( sometimes 5 points ) lower reading. Is one more accruate that the other ?
 
Is there a "best" home one ?
 
I have been on 40mg of Diaovan but recently lost 20 pounds and started biking everyday. My pressure went down to 107/67 so I stopped the meds for 2 months, then my pressure went back up to pre med numbers 139/90 aprox. So I started the meds everyother day but it doesnt seem to be working so I am going back to every day.
 
Doesnt it seem like I should be able to stop all together ? How long does it take the drug to stablize the pressure after restarting ?
 
Thank you

stkitt
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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
The Omron HEM-712C Digital Blood Pressure monitor is a good one for home use and is available at Amazon.com plus lots of other places.  You want ease of use, accuracy and memory in a digital BP unit IMHO.
 
Also remember comparing the units and finding the readings are not identical is usually due to your BP fluctuating all the time. 
 
I am concerned that you are adjusting your own BP meds as this is something you should consult about with your physician. 
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cvc
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   Posted 9/12/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Im calling the Dr tomorrow because im still at 127/82 taking the meds again, unless it takes a few weeks after restarting the meds to get it lower ? Again with the weight loss and excersise I would think it would be lower ?

If this drug was working before it still should right ?  Do you think the auto moniters are as good as a cuff and stethoscope?


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   Posted 9/12/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Depends on how much skill you have at using the aneroid sphygmomanometer and remember you must have the right size cuff for your arm.  I believe that both are good but if you are not trained in taking BP then automatic monitor is the most likely choice.
 
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Kitt
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cvc
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   Posted 9/12/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea I know how to use one I used to have one but then gave it away and got the auto one.
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