So, went to the doctors (again) today as it was a checkup on how my anxiety was doing, spotting periods, etc. I had a lot of questions and she put my mind at rest in which after I asked about going back on the pill again. I am normally on microgynon 30, so the combined pill. Normally, my blood pressure is fine. I have been prescribed the pill before and the last time I used it was 6 months ago. Anyway, went back in today to go back on it as I am leaving the country to see my bf who lives in the states. She had to do routine checks in which she checked my blood pressure. She checked it 2 times which made me a little anxious as to why she needed to do it twice. She then examined my right arm which apparently was showing normal pressure. She then told me my blood pressure was HIGH at 157 over something I don't know but even still... 157?!
About a month and a half ago, I had a paramedic do the ECG as I thought I was having a panic attack at work and the readings were 122/78. Why are my readings so high now and better yet, WHY am I experiencing such a high difference between both my arms?!
My doctor assumed it was due to me being stressed but I highly doubt that is the case. I seemed very calm and collected when she measured my BP up until she measured it again. I've been reading up that this difference in measurements is no laughing matter and I could have some circulatory problems and maybe even heart disease.