I am so totally embarrassed right now! For the past few years, I get high blood pressure readings when at doctor's offices nearly every time. If I'm in the hospital - it gets even worse because I'm so concerned about what the heck is wrong with me.
Well today I go to get my physical for nursing and my blood pressure is 160/100 - way, way higher than usual doctor appointment spikes. I was extremely nervous and rushing, so I knew I'd likely get a high reading, but that was so much higher than I expected. The nurse taking it seemed concerned - but the doctor didn't seem too worried about it. He had me wait a few minutes to recheck it but I was still stressed on what the number would be so, surprise surprise it didn't come down
I just feel so silly - I take anxiety medication for general anxiety, but it's like it doesn't touch my nerves when I'm really worried or stressed out.
Just randomly venting
. I am in pretty good physical health besides allergies/asthma which are controlled so I just didn't want them to have to write that number in on my sheet
. I feel like they'll judge me or something for having high blood pressure - even though I know it was stress related.