Blood Pressure All Over the Place?
So I felt like my heart was beating very hard today .. and decided to stop by the pharmacy to check it on one of those in-store machines.. I checked it and it showed like 149/95.. I was a bit shocked by this since.. i'm 21 and, no where near overweight or anything.. I decided maybe it was just from stressing about my heart, perhaps it had made my BP rise a bit, and decided to walk around the store for a bit then take it again and see if it had dropped. The second reading was like 135 / 89, then I checked it immediately again right after, even lower at about 121 / 82.. I figured it was worth looking further into, so I went to wal-mart afterwards to try it on another machine. Again, first result was high. 145/92 or something.. waited a few minutes, tried again, it was lower, systolic in the 130's and diastolic down in the 80's. I even got one reading at wal-mart at like 118/79.. However my pulse through all of these was at least 90 - 110. :\ Idk if this was stress related or not. So what i'm wondering is, should I just disregard the first higher readings?.. Is it best to go with the lowest reading as my BP? Could the lower results have been inaccurate, and my BP is actually high?. I checked it several times in both places, and each time the result was .. 10 - 20 points different from the previous check, sometimes a bit higher, sometimes lower. Thanks