Re: High BP at the GP and Low at the OBGYN
A lot of things can influence BP readings. For me, stress or anxiety is the big one. My systolic has been known to shoot up more than 20 points just after reading the gruesome news of the web. If my stepdaughter comes to visit, that is also a guarantee that the BP will shoot up about 20 points systolic. My BP usually drops after meals, sometimes by as much as 20 points, especially if I've eaten a huge salad with raw spinach and asparagus. My BP was about 20-30 points higher systolic this morning than usual. I didn't think I was particularly salt-sensitive, but I had had a large glass of V-8 juice (read HIGH salt) last night and again first thing this morning, so now I'm wondering if I'm more salt sensitive than I thought. I'm going to start keeping careful records of BP in relation to different foods and see if I can figure this thing out.
So I'd say think through what stresses you might have had on those days your BP differed and what foods you might have eaten.