Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 9 months ago

Erratic blood pressure?

My blood pressure at home is 12/80 but when my doctor takes my blood pressure it's 14/60. He prescribed bisoprolol 2.5 for 3 months but I don't have chronic hypertension so why should I take this medicine?

6 Answers

Relevance
  • 9 months ago

    No, don't take it. Your blood pressure is normal.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Those numbers look odd. Average is 120/80 not 12.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 9 months ago

    you need to ask your doctor this question

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 9 months ago

    So go buy your own blood pressure cuff and test your vitals at home. Keep a log. Often a patient will have slightly elevated blood pressure when they visit the doctor's office, just because it's so stressful. If your B/P is normal at home, you might experiment with not taking your medicine for a day or two, and see how it affects your readings. If you don't need the medication, and you take it, you might experience a lower B/P that you are used to. That would certainly show that you don't need the medicine. Be sure to take your readings when sitting down, and after waiting a few minutes after any activity, to let your B/P settle. Show your results to your doctor. In the end, it is you who has to decide if you are going to take the prescribed medicine or not. You have to be your own doctor.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 9 months ago

    It appears you have white coat syndrome. You should get a machine that takes blood pressure and take daily readings and show him/her the results.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • audrey
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Because he doesn't want you to have a stroke.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.