My question is regarding high blood pressure problems and people who cannot get any readings at all. This also happens to me sometimes and I was wondering if anxiety and panic attacks would cause this?
By Joanne from New England
You should ask your doctor. Don't take internet advice on the internet about your medical health.
I'm actually seeing my cardiologist tomorrow. Thank you for the posts.
Do you fidget or talk during your BP test? My husband has a home BP monitor, and it has problems getting a reading when he fidgets or talks when the machine is trying to get a reading.
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For about a year I've been having trouble getting a blood pressure reading. Whether it's in a doctor's office, at home, or those machines in public places. It says, "EP-7, 8, or 9". I can't find an explanation for those codes. My doctor just laughed and said don't worry about it. But my father died 2 weeks after his doctor told him he had completely recovered and my mother's doctor misdiagnosed her cancer twice so I'm not very trusting right now. Does anyone know what's going on?
Jo from Hampton Roads, VA
I have heard of white coat syndrome which is when you are nervous at doctor's and it gives false readings. I'm starting to wonder if I have that or they just have a "rigged machine" to give false readings in order to sell medicines unnecessarily. I sure hope that's not the case. I hope the link helps you. This web site stated if you have kidney disease or are a diabetic your readings can come up different. But I do not know. Here's the link: bpassoc.org.uk (11/21/2007)
However, if my doctor laughed at any of my concerns, I would find another doctor. You probably have nothing to worry about, but to me, one of a doctor's main tasks is to reassure their patients, not laugh at their fears. (11/27/2007)
By Carol in PA