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I have been taking it at home every day since March and although ther have been a few reading in the 140's over 90 in the 4 months I have been taking it, It has been 120-124/ 78-83 But when I go to the Doctor it goes crazy. She did not seemed to concernec because she said she knows I have white Coat Syndrome. Always in the Dr's Office Or ER it goes way up. Yes I have been Diagnosed in the past with Anxiety Disorder. Does anyone out there feel I should take Meds? Also I have been taking Propranolo 10mg 2 x's a day for about 2 years now. I really panic whe I go to the Doctor, I have tried to breathe and relax but nothing helps. I am 52 and I wonder if the Spike is dangerous. I was Diagnosed 2 years ago with Hashimoto's Disease. I have Xanax now, she suggested taking one before I go to the Doctors Office. If I am nervous about taking the Bloodpressure then yes it will be a high reading.
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replied August 2nd, 2010
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. White coat hypertension is a definite entity. In patients, who are anxious and their blood pressure tends to rise in the doctors’ chamber are advised to get their blood pressure checked at home by home blood pressure monitor.

This is really helpful as it gives the true of the blood pressure status. You should continue to take the propranolol as it is helpful in reducing the anxiety and controlling the blood pressure and is a must in patient’s of hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Please do consult your physician. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.

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