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I've suffered from cuff anxiety for years, but it seems to be getting worse. I monitor my b/p at home and it's fine (I'm on lisinopril) but a visit to the doctor's office makes me nervous WEEKS before and spikes like crazy when I'm there. Am I crazy?? I feel embarrassed and humiliated when a nurse starts chastising me because of the high readings, even when I tell her that my readings are normal at home. I've thought about refusing to let a nurse near me with a cuff, but haven't. Has anyone found anything that might help this seemingly irrational but very real condition?
How about biofeedback or hypnotherapy?