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We have one of those blood pressure machines, we've had it a few years but not used it for a while, Liz dug it out yesterday so I gave it a go after putting new batteries in it, I did two readings yesterday and one just now.

152/109 97bpm

192/169 97bpm considered calling an ambulance on this one.

130/92 74bpm this morning.
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We have one of those blood pressure machines, we've had it a few years but not used it for a while, Liz dug it out yesterday so I gave it a go after putting new batteries in it, I did two readings yesterday and one just now.

152/109 97bpm

192/169 97bpm considered calling an ambulance on this one.

130/92 74bpm this morning.
Thow the machine in the rubbish next time you go to the doctors have your blood pressure checked
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Bad advice, the machine was checked alongside the doctors one when we first got it, and the results were the same the tech inside is very simple, we also have a blood oxygen tester which is also spot on, and have you tried getting into a doctor in the last year?
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I use a bp monitor maybe once a week. Usually 140/60 ish. But thats with taking bp tabs.
Higher dose gets lower readings but more nose bleeds.

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I will try to get to see the doc next week as the readings are all over the place, food affects it apparently.
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Wine affects mine Kev.

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I will try to get to see the doc next week as the readings are all over the place, food affects it apparently.
My advice for what it is worth is to ascertain your 'resting blood pressure' is to check it daily at the same time every day. Sit quietly for at least 10 minutes before taking the measurement.

Do not do a series of repeat tests. This only increases anxiety levels and raises blood pressure.
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Doctor Liz says the same Ray.
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If you are certain the readings on the machine are accurate then I would suggest you contact your Doctors Surgery asap and tell them of your concerns.
The Doctor can do a return telephone call and if they consider you are at risk then they will make an appointment for you.
Wildly varying readings are not what you should be getting and from just that information it must ring a bell there could be a problem or you wouldn't have posted on here.
It was only by the concern of a Doctor at the Surgery about five years ago that quite literally saved my life.
My heartbeat was very slow during a routine visit, I'd had Flu for some weeks, and her insistence that I immediately go to A&E as an emergency patient was spot on.
Within 24 hours I'd had a pacemaker fitted and without that I would almost certainly have kicked my clogs within days or even hours.
I was diagnosed about seven years ago with Heart Failure and it's only the Pacemaker and tablets keeping me from being on a flight of stairs upward, or more likely downwards, following Phil.
Using my own monitor yesterday I recorded 123/77 and 80 bpm (my PM is set at 80 bpm) and that is quite reasonable for someone approaching 80 years old.
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We have a machine too. 125/73 for me the other day. Slightly over the 120 top end of good, for me but I'm not too worried about it. Its come down a bit since I lost 3 stone.

Heart rate was in my normal range in the early mid 60's.

Edited to add: we have the same Omron machine that the Dr has and uses so confident its accurate.
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