Q:

Every 3 months I go to the dr’s office to get my high blood pressure prescription refilled and every time when they take my blood pressure reading it always tends to be high. I don’t know what to do. When I am home my blood pressure is normally ok. I get tired telling the nurse that at home my blood pressure is lower. What should I do?

A:

Keep a record of your blood pressure readings at home. Try to take your pressure at the same time of day. You should include a reading just before you take your blood pressure medicine so your doctor can see your blood pressure when the levels of your medicine are lowest. Take these readings with you on your next visit and hand them to the doctor. If you give them to the nurse they may get filed before the doctor sees them.

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