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Old 09-25-2020, 12:37 PM   #21
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Had an Omron for 3-4 years, sends readings to smartphone. Never had a problem. Think was about $50. Uses an arm cuff, no problems. Seems pretty consistent.
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Old 09-25-2020, 03:57 PM   #22
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Sometimes of I am not feeling well BP can spike up.
Would not be surprised if it was the other way around -> your BP spiking up, so then you donít feel well. Could be increasing to just a sub-clinical degree, where you donít sense it, until it is then in red zone.

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I have used a wrist one for years.
My wrist monitor is very close to what I get at my PCP office.
Wrist readings can be less reliable for a number of reasons: farther from the heart so blood vessel resistance expected to be increased, the hand has its own increased blood vessel resistance, the column of pressure difference if the point of recording (wrist) is lower than the heart... -> arm readings (and machines) better if possible.
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Ok, just got my OMRON BP Monitor today...

have taken three readings since 3:00 PM..

117/71, 108/64, 114/65
I've heard of "white coat syndrome", which purports to explain high readings at the doctor's office as a result of being anxious about being in a doctor's office. I never feel anxious over a routine yearly physical...
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Ok, just got my OMRON BP Monitor today...

have taken three readings since 3:00 PM..

117/71, 108/64, 114/65
I've heard of "white coat syndrome", which purports to explain high readings at the doctor's office as a result of being anxious about being in a doctor's office. I never feel anxious over a routine yearly physical...
I have White Coat Syndrome. Every time I visit the doc or dentist and have my BP taken, it's always much higher than at home. I have years of home readings in a spreadsheet as proof. I am not on any BP med.

It is what it is, I guess.
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it's always much higher than at home. I have years of home readings in a spreadsheet as proof.
Same here. Last year I decided to try putting a stop to the nagging so I brought in my results from home for the last few years, including a graph showing the average readings. My doc looked at it and said "Well, that looks fine to me, so I won't bug you about it any more."

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Same here. Last year I decided to try putting a stop to the nagging so I brought in my results from home for the last few years, including a graph showing the average readings. My doc looked at it and said "Well, that looks fine to me, so I won't bug you about it any more."

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That's what I did, plus I have an Omron app on my phone that has the lastest readings uploaded from the device. I keep a historical record (last two years) in a Google Sheets spreadsheet.
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