Blood pressure machine woes.
December 4, 2012 3:26 PM Subscribe
Every single time I have my blood pressure checked by a machine, it's high. If it's manually done, it is always within the optimal range (usually around 110/70). Does anyone else have this problem? How trustworthy are those machines?
posted by MaryDellamorte to health & fitness (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had my blood pressure checked by three different doctors (OBGYN, GP, sleep doc) in the last six months who all used the manual method and everything was perfect. Anytime I go to Patient First, they use a machine and my readings are CRAZY high. I went in last night and it was something like 158/100 (WTF). The lady came back in 10 minutes later to check it manually and it was fine. And this seriously happens every single time I go to Patient First. I also tried out one of those automatic machines in a drug store and got a high reading. What is going on here?