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blood pressure question ~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
19th Aug '12

So, ive been getting really bad headaches and I called my Ob to see if I could take Ibprofen instead cause I dont have tylenol and she said no, go figure, so she prescribed me some tylenol with some medicine that was in it, and said to check my blood pressure when I get it... I went and got it and checked my blood pressure it was 134/71.... is that okay? the first number was a little high according to the blood pressure thing but the second was normal...

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
19th Aug '12

Yes, that's fine.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
19th Aug '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Yes, that's fine."


okay. I didnt wanna call and go in if it was normal. What are the numbers that arent normal? She told me but I couldnt remember.

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
19th Aug '12
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" okay. I didnt wanna call and go in if it was normal. What are the numbers that arent normal? She told me but I couldnt remember."


If the top number is above 140 and/or the bottom number is above 90.

Damon's Mama 1 child; Kingman, Arizona 1403 posts
19th Aug '12

Your blood pressure if perfectly fine :)

Daryl Dixon 2 kids; North Carolina 1544 posts
19th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" If the top number is above 140 and/or the bottom number is above 90."</blockquote>




This. Hope everything's good your way.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
19th Aug '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" If the top number is above 140 and/or the bottom number is above 90."



oh okay. They just have a weird blood pressure thing there then. Walmart's was more clear to me, but I went across the street this time to the grocery store.

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
19th Aug '12
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" oh okay. They just have a weird blood pressure thing there then. Walmart's was more clear to me, but I went across the street this time to the grocery store."


Those machines are notoriously inaccurate.

Robin Luna 3 kids; Florida 202 posts
19th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" If the top number is above 140 and/or the bottom number is above 90."</blockquote>




Good to know. I was sent to l&d when my bp was 133/80 and was kept for 24 hours.

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
19th Aug '12
Quoting Robin Luna:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" If the top number is above 140 and/or the ... [snip!] ... number is above 90."</blockquote> Good to know. I was sent to l&d when my bp was 133/80 and was kept for 24 hours."


What is your normal? If you normally run lower, that may have raised some concern in your doctor.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
19th Aug '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Those machines are notoriously inaccurate."


yeah it said anything over 130 was pre something.. my bf checked his and his was over on the first one too.

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
19th Aug '12
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" yeah it said anything over 130 was pre something.. my bf checked his and his was over on the first one too."


Pre-hypertensive. The norm is 120/80, and anything over that is considered pre-hypertensive. Most docs don't start to worry until it hits 140/90, though.

Robin Luna 3 kids; Florida 202 posts
19th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" What is your normal? If you normally run lower, that may have raised some concern in your doctor."</blockquote>




My normal is 110/60