You mustn't worry if you get a systolic (top #) of 140 when you are anxious or in a clinical setting like the doctor's office. It's very common and is called "white coat syndrome". (white coat as in doctor
). It does not mean you have hypertension or need meds.
Do you own a blood pressure home monitor? If not, perhaps it would be a good idea for you to buy one and monitor your own BP at home. Just remember, blood pressure is supposed
to fluctuate. The numbers at rest
are the ones to pay attention to, but they fluctuate too. They are of concern only if elevated and sustained
at a high level, not just on a particular day but most of the time.
Your BP came down later to 120/80 which is gorgeous and text book perfect.
So try to relax, continue exercising (one of THE best things one can do for cardiac health).
If you do buy a monitor, the OMRON digital arm-cuff automatic is a choice brand.
At this point though, I really don't think you need to worry.