retarded question -- evening blood pressure

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   Posted 4/26/2006 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone noticed their pressure increases during the day? I took my pressure this morning/afternoon and the results were favorable (130's over 70's). I took it tonight and it's 157/84 :(

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   Posted 4/27/2006 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
David.. my mothers does that. She'll be low for her in the morning, then sometimes by evening it is much higher. I have no idea why though.
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   Posted 4/28/2006 12:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Do you take BP medication? If so, is there any link between when you take it and the change in pressures?

Also, unless you are a night-shift worker, the morning pressure is probably taken after 8+ hours of rest, whereas the evening one has a full day's activity behind it.

I've only got an 'intelligent' layman's interest, so consult your doc. if worried, but it doesn't sound too bad a difference to me.

Allen, London
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