Why am so obcessed with checking my bp? I"m on meds and the Dr. seems ok with where I am. Yet, I feel i need to check it at least 1-2 times a day. Shouldn't I just be checking it way less than that? the Dr. doesn't even have me coming in for a follow up so I should be trusting her and know that i'm going to be ok. But I am still feelling compelled to be taking it everyday. and if it's up, I feel I need to wait a while and take it again, hopeing it's gone down. Today's reading is 137/83 but my average is 128/81 so is't that good? Why can't I just look at the average and be ok that it's going to go up and down? Shouldn't I just be concerned about what the average is? Why do I do this to myself? I know I can make it go up by stressing.. Why can't I just relax and know the my Dr. know s best and just check it from time to time? My mom has hpb but hardly ever checks her bp. She just takes her meds and only if she feels sick will she ever take it. I want to relax and not let my numbers define me and set my mood... Anyone else feel this way? I don't want to end up carrying my pb monitor in my purse.. I want to feel free.. but I don't!! :( Any suggestions?
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