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Posted by yankee rose on September 16, 2000 at 17:39:48:

In Reply to: Young & Scared posted by MISTY on September 16, 2000 at 16:22:15:

: I'm a 20 yr old female. I'm 5'6 260lbs. The other day when my friends and I were at the store we started goofing off and taking our bp on one of the pharmacy machines. Mine said 179/96!! My friends said it was broke. The next day I went to another store pharmacy had it checked and got the same reading! Now I'm scared what do I do? I don't have medical insurrance and I can't afford the doctor. How can I lower my bp? Please help.

Misty, I know how your feeling, but no matter what, you absolutely have to go to the doctor or clinic. Not all meds are terribly expensive. I am not trying to scare you, but without some sort of medical advice you could become seriously ill. Blood pressure is treatable and even though you are frightened right now, you MUST see a doctor ASAP.

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