Originally Posted by soma02
Today I purchased a Walgreens Automatic inflate BP monitor($60). I don't mean to sound like a wimp here but when this things cranks up the pressure it feels like my arm is going to pop off. Am I alone on this?
The instructions say it shouldn't feel uncomfortable, but to me it is. I even started it off real loose around my arm but there was no difference, it just inflated more.
Just a thought. I have a bp monitor which adjusts depending upon how high your pressure normally runs. My husband's can get quite high at times so it is often adjusted to 200 (if you systolic runs over 160). So if I don't readjust it for 160 and leave it at 200, I get that arm is about to pop off feeling too.
Like I said, I don't know what model you have but it's worth looking into.