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LostsenseLostsense Posts: 1,331 Fanatical Poster
I went to the doctors last Friday to have a blood test and she did my blood pressure too and it was way to high she concerningly said so I'm going back Tuesday for more blood tests and also to have 24h blood monitor. Has anyone had one before? Do I have to carry a monitor round with me for 24hours? How does it work? Is the monitor small. Why would my blood pressure be too high?


  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,606 Boards Champion
    Hope everything is okay.

    I haven't had a 24 hour blood monitor thing. But ive had many 24 hour ECG's from being under weight and low heart rate and pressure. And wasn't anything to worry about to much. I think they would be similar but just be a cuff thing around your arm - instead of stickers on your chest.

    And the machine goes around waist with a belt. Which is quiet hard to cover up. Think some of the monitored vary in size but not to massive. And probably womt be able to have a shower or bath or get in contact with water the whole 24 hours. But not sure. Have you searched on the internet for this?

    High blood pressure can be from drinking, smoking, being over weight and more which is may be on the NHS website. And could probably find videos on YouTube or somewhere of it being fitted on.

    Hopefully they will find the cause and treat it

    Sorry if i wasn't much help. Hopefully someone else may be . Keep us updated on how it goes? :)
    Stop imagining fake scenarios and hurting your own feelings 
  • LostsenseLostsense Posts: 1,331 Fanatical Poster
    Hey Shaunie

    Was of help thanks and will do 😌
  • LostsenseLostsense Posts: 1,331 Fanatical Poster
    Went to the doctors today for blood tests and to have the 24h blood pressure monitor fitted this morning and then to see the dr we got there and the receptionist told us that the nurse and the doctor wasent in. So now I've got to wait another week and I'm booked in, a week tomorrow to have the blood tests and the 24h blood pressure monitor fitted. My surgery is useless didnt phone us this morning to say they wasent in like they should have done just wasted our bloody time. My anxiety was through the roof too about this appointment and now I have to be anxious for another week, all the drs at my surgery are so arragont too!😔
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,563 Postholic
    I have BP problems too. It was about 150/110 last time (no idea what the numbers mean, but apparently it's too high)

    I'm supposed to see my GP about it but I can't be bothered, it's probably just because I'm a bit fat and depressed. Even if it is something bad, I don't really care.

    Sorry to hear your surgery let you down- if it's any consolation I think it's not just yours, they're all a bit naff really!
  • LostsenseLostsense Posts: 1,331 Fanatical Poster
    Haha Aidan 🤣 that did make me laugh your attitude towards it!

    I like to know what things are and if there are things that are making my BP too high then it could be treated.

    Surgerys shouldnt be naff they should have excellance standards towards their patients.
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,563 Postholic
    They shouldn't be a bit naff, but they don't really have the time or money or staff to actually meet their standards anymore. Or they just can't be bothered.

    But I'm sure if you told that to a doctor, they'd probably just blame the receptionist, that's what mine all do.
    She only has 2 GCSEs bless her, they can leave her alone!

    But I wouldn't mind them blaming the government haha
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,563 Postholic
    Also, just wanna say I love how your avatar went from being really dark to being the complete opposite, complete with pink unicorn and everything
  • LostsenseLostsense Posts: 1,331 Fanatical Poster
    🤣 I wanted to make themix pretty and pink
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,563 Postholic
    Haha nice
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