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I have this fear of having my blood pressure taken by health professions. When I take it myself at home it's normal. I want to know how I can overcome my fears.
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Do you fear all health care professionals, or just blood presure tests?
Many people have 'health' related anxieties.  It's pretty common...how about dentists!!!
Who likes going to them???
In a way I think 'healh care' forces us to face our mortality.  Few people like the idea of getting sick or older and what that may bring for them, either consciously or subconsciously.
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hi mamasock, just went throught this myself, everytime i go to dr its high so i got scared went to my cardio dr. it was 150/93 so she had me do a echo of heart and a 24hour bp monitor..

just came back from dr 3 hours ago my test were great echo said heart looks great no problems and 24 hour moniotr showed my bp was low 106/60 highest it got in 24 hours.

but let me go to a dr and it shoots right up there today it was again 150/90. last week i went to med first with my mom had them to just take mine it was 148/88 so am the same way .

ask your dr for a 24 hour bp montor and than you will see how low it is when not under stress. funny how we can do that i even had chest pains with mine and got it up to 179/88 took ativan it came right down. so my dr said see you in a year and stop worring
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It's having my blood pressure taken. I have what people call the white coat syndrome. You would like since I work in the medical field I wouldn't have this but I do. I have had this problem ever since I had my second son. So now whenever anyone wants to take my blood pressure it goes up. I was in the dentist office yesterday going to have an implant put in my mouth so they took my pressure and of course it was high. I tried to explain to them that this always happens when I have it taken but unfortunately they couldn't do the procedure. Their going to call something in to relax me before having it done. I wish there was a way that I can get over this fear.
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Hi Heartsfulltersflyawayplz,

I have my own blood pressure cuff and stethescope at home I do take it every now and then and it's normal. I know I bring it up by freaking out just thinking about having it taken. I just wish I can somehow some kind of mind over matter thing and bring it to normal when I'm in a doctor's office.
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i hear you , i do the same thing, but sometimes i get it high when i take it myself lol
i can hear it pumping up getting tight on my arm and i shot mine right up there lol, silly i know. if you find a answer to this let me know i sure could use on to if i find a answer to it i let you know
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It's nice to talk to someone that has the same kind of fears. Yeah I've done that to when I take my own the first time is high then I have to sit there and relax and take it a few times before it's normal. It's amazing what our minds do to us. It sure has control over us. LOL If I find a solution to our fears I will let you know.
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i too have this unfounded fear of my blood pressure being taken,as soon as that cuff goes on its like i give a large adreniline shot straight to the heart and i can feel my pulse banging,ive had it since the army and its the embarrasment also that adds to it ,does that describe the feeling that anyone else gets?
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Sir,
My age is 64 I  am al,so victim of Blood prussure Machine, If I decide to go measure my BP my palpitation starts and when I met doctor and doctor put pressure tube on hand my pressure starts automaticaly increasing and finaly doctor says what is this your BP: is above 190/130  I do not understand how to overcome on this fear

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Hi I get that exact same feeling . My pulse rate shoots up and my BP reading . Feels like a massive panic attack is going to kick in. :(
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Hi I get that exact same feeling . My pulse rate shoots up and my BP reading . Feels like a massive panic attack is going to kick in. :(
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