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IC,

My experience: When I go to see my doctor I take 10 mg. Valium the night before and 5 mg. before I leave the house. I also take 40 mg. Inderal. These are in addition to my Lasix and Cozaar.

It doesn't make any difference in the doctor's office, I STILL get a 150/105. When I get home...usually DRAGGING the last couple blocks my Bp is something like 95/65.
I cannot BEAT White Coat short of some drug dose that would leave me oblivious to the fact of being in a doctor's office...perhaps high dose DEMEROL or some Sodium Pentathol.

I'm sure low dose Xanax or Valium will HELP get the numbers down and without it I'd have numbers like 165/115 but in my experience there really is nothing that will counteract the flood of catecholamines (adrenaline and noradrenaline) that some people get at the doctor or dentist. For me it is akin to being in a train wreck. I think it's a "control freak" issue...I can get myself NUTS just handing my car over to a mechanic because I KNOW he will ruin the car and charge me a fortune for things the car doesn't need. :D:D Yes I clean my own teeth, cut my own hair, do my own plumbing, electrical work, and carpentry and would give myself an angioplasty if I could manage it. :D So "handing myself over" to a doctor is a VERY intensely unnerving situation because, when all is said and done, I just don't TRUST them.

Yes, nervous people will probably get hypertension relief from long term use of a tranquilizer...but not necessarily in the examining room. :D