Re: confused by hbp
I also think the palps are from anxiety. Your numbers are in what they call the "prehypertension" range 120/80 to 139/90. You don't need medication yet. Now is the time to start some lifestyle changes though. Cut back on salt, start exercising and if you are over weight, loose those extra pounds. Also if you tend to be anxious anyway, pick up a book or a tape on relaxation techniques, or take a class and learn how to relax.
By the way, exercise is good for reducing anxiety too!