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Old 03-05-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Right arm vs. Left arm.

I just can not stand going to Dr. I am in pretty bad need of an antibiotic if I go to the Dr. I am an overweight person and some Dr's out there are just RUDE. So, naturally I get the white collar syndrome (that some Dr's don't believe in) that causes my bp to rise. Then they try to use a cuff on me that is to small and don't believe that using the wrong size cuff will give off HIGH readings. I also tried to tell her to use my left arm and they refused..so therefore they got a 190/100 reading on me. They asked me about bp meds and I told them that I have a cuff at home and take on a regular basis just because I have OCD and that it normally runs 145/85. Then I was getting mad, because I did not go to argue about my bp, I went for an antibiotic.

My question is though, I have always heard bp readings are higher in one arm than the other and my right arm always, always, always reads about 10 more in it than my Left. My weight Dr. always checks my Left arm....

Just thought I would see if anyone had any answers to as of why, because the Dr. I went to today had no clue!