Wide variance between morning and evening readings
I have been reading this board for a couple of weeks but this is my first post.
I am 46, male, 6'1'', 220 pound, non smoker.
I was diagnosed with HBP about a month ago, based on my readings and the doctors readings. The doctor put me on 5mg Norvasc for 2 weeks and my readings didn't improve enough so he increased the doseage to 10mg.
Now, my morning readings are 135-155/95-100. While my evening readings are 105-120/65-75. Mornings are taken while getting ready for work after I shave, brush my teeth, etc. Evening readings are taken while I am completely relaxed, usually watching TV.
Is it normal for the morning and evening readings to be this far apart? Do I need further medicine adjustments?
I'm confused! The morning readings aren't too great but I haven't been resting 10 or 15 minutes before taking them (while at the same time I haven't been running around the block either).
I'm just interested in any comments that any of you have. Thanks.