Home blood pressure monitor
I bought a home BP monitor.....an Omron HEM780. I love the machine and it is easy to use and functionally nice.
However, I took my machine to the fire station a couple of times (both it and the fireman) and it measured about 6-8 points low on the Systolic and about 3-4 low on the Diastolic. I can add the points back but am worried that the machine may be more or less inaccurate, giving me an innaccurate "adjusted number".
BTW, since dropping Diovan and starting Benicar, I feel great. Not so much fatigue and muscle pain. I went from basically not having exercised consistently since November of last year to exercising every day at work. I did an hour and five minutes on the elliptical yesterday and would have kept going had I not had to go back to work! Muscles are workout sore but not pulled muscle sore. My readings have been running <138 Systolic and <80 Diastolic since the change. They were routinely >140 Systolic and > 90 Diastolic on the Diovan.
Thanks for any feedback you can be on the monitor.