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i, I went to the doc this morning to get a contraceptive pill renewal and the nurse took my blood pressure and it was something mad like 145/118 and she actually got a different monitor as she thought the first might be broken!! I am 40 and don't have the best diet, probs about a stone heavier than my ideal weight and I drink alcohol so I am scared Ive done awful damage! She has given me a monitor and said I have to test 4 times a day for a week and go back and mentioned potentially putting me on meds.... She said they would need to do a blood test first though if they are putting me on meds to check organ function and since I drink alcohol I'm scared this could mean I have liver or kidney disease... I do tend to probs what you could term binge drinking a couple of times a week.
Last night it was a friends birthday so we had pizza and drank quite a bit so I know this may have affected the readings (I am a tad hungover). could this have had an effect as i dont think my blood pressure has been this bad before at the docs. I also have white coat syndrome quite badly which I told her about but she didn't seem convinced. So so scared that I might have some kind of heart, kidney or liver disease if I do have high blood pressure this young and she seemed surprised and implied there must be some underlying cause if i have it at this age... Since getting hone i have tested loads and it has fluctuated loads though never as high as what it was in the surgery or as low as normal - lowest since getting home was 124/84 and highest 138/107.... I'm just beside myself...
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