Originally Posted by Palamedes
FWIW, I get higher than normal readings ("white coat") when taking it in public places. I'll get an accurate reading if the store is not crowded or if the machine is located in a more private setting.
Thanks for all the post's. I really appreciate all the response's. Yes I have "white coat" bad. I can be sitting at the b/p machine and thinking in my mind "its going to be high, its going to be high" . I get myself worked up. Kinda sucks.
I have had anxiety for a while. Probably about 6 years or so. It use to be real bad, trips to the ER bad. Of course they sent me home saying nothing is wrong. But over the years without meds I have learned when I get anxious to calm down. I use to go in full blown panic attacks. Anyways, I am a head case sometimes. But most the time I am a loving father and husband. I sure do love my 2 and a half year old.
By the way, this message board rocks