Re: White Coat?
Hi Bsharro, I know exactly how you feel! My blood pressure has never once been as high at home as it is in the doctor's office. There really is such a thing as white coat. Have you asked at the doctor's office to have your blood pressure taken a few times during the appointment? Often if it is taken as you are leaving, it will be much lower than it was earlier. My doctor also suggested one way to really get a feel for accurate readings, is to stop by the office frequently, without an appointment, just stop by and have it taken. Often. You then get used to going to the office without all the buildup and anticipation
and it becomes routine. They will see a pattern then of what your bp is without the anxiety. It helps!
And, I agree that it is a good idea to clarify what is going on before you anticipate a pregnancy. Good luck. It'll work out.<p>[This message has been edited by YoursVeryTruly (edited 12-11-2001).]