Which is the best home BP monitor

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Hi. Some interesting comments here. I am 46 and just spent 2 weeks on 2.5mg of Ramipril daily. I have been to the docs today and she has just upped me to 5mg. No side effects as yet! Can anyone advise as to which is the best BP monitor to buy as I feel I need to understand a bit more about what my BP is actually doing. Thanks.

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    Hi Gary I am in the same boat. I was on 2.5 Ramipril from April and a few months later it was upped to 5 mg. I actually stopped taking my medication last week but might start again today because my pressure is right up to 190/120 after been at lows of 140ish over 80ish. I bought a really good BP monitor from Lloyds Pharmacy for £9.99 the cuff was suppose to be £2.99 but I got it free somehow maybe because I bought a set of duracell batteries for £3.99.
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    the best BP monitor we have found is the Omron M10-IT the cuff come up to 46cm's which is great for mens arms and is computer compatable as well, you can down load you results and print them for the doc. wife a sister in the NHS and said its better than the ones in the hospital
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    Hi - I just got a Lloyds monitor and Im very pleased with it. Im not on ramipril as yet - but have changed my life fairly dramatically (quit smoking, new healthy veg. diet, exercise etc.) and will see if this does the trick. BP down already.......... Im so glad I found this forum to help me with my dilema.
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    I've found the M10-IT on Amazon at the moment for £35, Lloyds are selling it for £103.
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