There’s already a thread on this topic, but I don’t feel like hijacking it.
SO I recently went to the doctor, and in the office, my blood pressure was 140/60. The doctor wrote me a prescription for BP medication. My mom flat out refused to put me on it, but the doctor said all diabetics should be on it, and my high BP was even more reason to take it.
I’m only 18 years old, and not overweight… idk it just kinda seems weird that I would get put on a medication usually reserved for older people.
The thing is though, I think it was just nerves. I could feel the adrenalin start pumping as soon as he put the band on my arm (I don’t go to the doctor very often). I would assume that the reading was probably temporarily spiked.
So my question is, should I start taking the medication based off of one test? or should I maybe get a 2nd opinion?