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I'm 23 years old and I've had high blood pressure since I was 17/18. I'm just now starting to get treated for it because being a teenager I didn't think it was that big of a deal! Boy was I wrong! My average is about 140/100 at home, sometimes slightly lower. When I'm at the doctor, its about 160/100.
I'm on 50mg Losartan and I find that it lowers my blood pressure to a very safe level. Top typically stays 110-120 and bottom 70-80. When I'm AT HOME. For some reason, when I go to the doctor, it shoots back up, even if I just took my medicine a couple hours prior. Last check up at primary it was 158/84. They were about to up my dose, but they had me sit in a dark room for 5 minutes after my appointment and it came down to 130/80.
I had a minor exam done at the urologist the other day and their machine said 170/104!!! I was nervous about the exam, I will admit.... I had just taken my medicine a few hours before this too.
I know that my blood pressure monitor is not wrong because I change the batteries all the time and I've checked it at the doctors office.
I have to get a surgery done in May and they actually postponed it the first time so I could get my BP under control. Now I'm afraid that when I go back up there (I have to drive 2 1/2 hrs for my surgery) it's going to still be high even though it's mostly controlled at home!!
What could be causing this? I do have an anxiety disorder that I do not take medication for but I feel like the medicine should be working regardless of my anxiety, or maybe not? Does this happen to anyone else? Doctors are always really concerned when they see my numbers, especially because of my age.
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