Re: Is pain normal when having blood pressure taken?
I never felt pain in the doctor's office, but I know when I use those machines in pharmacies to check my blood pressure, they hurt. Not as in excruciating, unbearable pain, but it definitely makes me squirm and probably raises my heart rate because I worry I'll get my arm stuck (which did happen once).
So, unless it's a pain that brings a tear to your eye, I think it's pretty normal. Personally, my upper arm is kind of large, so I probably feel the squeezing a lot more than someone who is a bit thinner.