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My blood pressure is up, should I call my doctor. OXAmandaKorinnXO 1 child; Bloomington, Indiana 49 posts
26th Jul '13

Usually my blood pressure is 118ish over 80. its never over 120 though. today I went to walmart and I decided to go ahead and check my blood pressure on the machine and it was 139 over 80. I finished my shopping and sat around for a minute sure that it had been wrong and when I did it again it was 140 over 80. I am currently 21 weeks and was wondering if this is cause for alarm. should i call my doctor or just save it for our next appointment?



also I havent felt really stressed at all lately and I've been eating healthy

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
26th Jul '13

It wouldn't hurt. But that's not TOO high.

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 33965 posts
26th Jul '13

I would call, just to be on the safe side.
140/80 isn't that high, if you're not having other issues. Like blurred vision or swelling. It could just be because you were active.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
26th Jul '13

those machines are always higher.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
26th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I Stab People:</b>" those machines are always higher."</blockquote>




Lol not true.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46847 posts
26th Jul '13

If you have felt fine, than I would just assume the machine was wrong.
That isn't too high, it's not a big concern- but when it doubt it never hurts to just pop in and ask the doctor to check it for you.

P E N I S Due February 27; 34 kids; Washington 13746 posts
26th Jul '13

its not that high. and if you're up and walking around that can cause it to raise slightly. also heat will raise your BP.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 24187 posts
26th Jul '13

My doctor told me not to put much stock in the numbers from blood pressure machines at the grocery store or pharmacy because they are never calibrated, so they can be off quite a bit. It never hurts to call, but I don't think they would be very much worried about it since you didn't have an increase in your bottom number. That is the main thing by OB had me watch for (I had pre-e in my first pregnancy).

OXAmandaKorinnXO 1 child; Bloomington, Indiana 49 posts
26th Jul '13

well my husband is a cna and he double checked just now and said that its 138. I didn't remember having any other issues but he reminded me I have been having dizziness lately it is just quick little bits of it, it never lasts more than a few minutes. I think I am going to call my doctor monday bc of course nothing ever comes up until after hours :/

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 24187 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting OXAmandaKorinnXO:" well my husband is a cna and he double checked just now and said that its 138. I didn't remember having ... [snip!] ... more than a few minutes. I think I am going to call my doctor monday bc of course nothing ever comes up until after hours :/ "


That's how it always works :) Over the weekend, try to take it each day around the same time, in the same arm, preferably when you've been resting 10 minutes. Write it down so that you have a record of what it's been doing. Go ahead and write down the various readings you've gotten today too but I'd mark the ones you got while you were walking around the store. That is what my doctor had me do and after a week or so there was a clear pattern of both numbers going up.

P E N I S Due February 27; 34 kids; Washington 13746 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting OXAmandaKorinnXO:" well my husband is a cna and he double checked just now and said that its 138. I didn't remember having ... [snip!] ... more than a few minutes. I think I am going to call my doctor monday bc of course nothing ever comes up until after hours :/ "


actually the top number isnt a huge cause for concern, its that lower number that causes them concern if its high.



138 really isnt something that would alarm them.