Re: should I be concerned?
The 144 is a little high, 140 is the high end for that #. It may be the food, tension, diet sodas (fake sugar raises some people's pressure), birth control pills also raise some people's pressure, cold medicine, energy drinks, lots of things can raise it. Try to adjust your diet some and see if it comes down. Also keep track over a few weeks, one or two readings isn't enuf. Headaches can be caused by high BP but tension also, and tension raises BP. Keep track, relax, don't drink diet sodas and see if it drops. If not, check with your doc.
Last edited by ms58; 02-19-2009 at 11:43 AM.