For those of you who have been following my posts the last couple of months know that I've been on the South Beach Diet for almost a month. My numbers are trending downwards into areas like I've never seen (116/78!!!). I attribute this to the diet and the fact that stepped on the accelerator with my exercise regime.
Anyway, I found a new primary care doctor. I went in all happy and proud with my two month chart which shows new low numbers from the past couple of weeks . He took my BP and it was 156/92
He told me he wasn't that worried about my BP because I've been tracking my BP and he noticed that every time I visited a doctor my BP was high. I also calibrated my machine against his mecury pump (??) and I got the same reading within 4pts. I took it again when I got home and it's 147/88.
This is a prime example of white coat syndrome. I never cared about my blood pressure until my former primary care doctor all of sudden said I had high blood pressure last year (140/90) and wanted me to take norvasc. I swear what she said that day messed me up!!