Hi I just have a question regarding blood pressure.
We had our 20 week scan today & a doctors appt straight afterwards.
At my last appt my blood pressure was 140/90 & today it had jumped to 150/100.
The doctor was concerned so gave me some blood pressure medication & told me to start taking it tonight. I was also told to buy a blood pressure monitor/machine to monitor twice a day.
I haven't yet taken any of the tablets. We decided to test the machine we bought & it said it was 117/80 & then the second one said 125/85. This was done a few hours after our appt.
These are obviously very different readings! Has anyone ever had this happen before?? I'm worried if I take the medication with 'normal' blood pressure it may drop to a dangerous level but don't want to not take it & our machine is wrong!!
I wasn't anymore nervous than what I normally am while at our appt today. I have been way more nervous before with much lower readings.
Any advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated !