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My pressure was high while standing. I could have been

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My pressure was high while standing. I could have been having a possible panic attack, but the I got a reading of 111/53. The reading before was 151/107 and the reading after was 154/101. Was the drop in pressure a fluke with the machine? All pressures were take while standing.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

Hi. I am Dr Abid.Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply.

Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

Do you have electronic BP apparatus ?

Regards .

Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

If yes , then there may be wide variation in BP recording can be seen because of effect of local pressure over electronic BP cuff .

It would be ideal for you to monitor BP apparatus by some nurse or dr please , and anxiety / panic attack can raise blood pressure .

Good luck .

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm using an electronic cuff
Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

Ok , so this problem often occurs with it .

Dont worry such marked fluctuations are highly unlikely .

Regards .