Same problem here for 20 years
Thanks to a stupid Dr frightening me I no longer allow anyone to take my bp and instead I take in my results from home. However if I haven't taken it for awhile at home I have serious anxiety and last time my systolic was 175
So I started taking it regularly again and although first reading I am still abit nervous I usually get an average of 130/70. I am in my 70's and I have no intention of going on bp meds. One Dr tried to talk me into it by saying if my bp is elevated when its taken then perhaps its spiking at other times but I guess he has no idea what extreme anxiety taking it causes me. As long as you get a good second or third reading don't worry about it and btw best way I have found to divert myself is to mentally do the newspaper crossword puzzle while taking bp, works better than anything else
anneh [quote="Glenn50"]I suffer badly from white coat syndrome so my GP relies mainly on measurements I take myself at home.
The weird thing is even at home the white coat syndrome still persists somewhat.
I take my BP about 9am. I always hope it isn't too high ...just like at the GPs....1st measurement is about 140/80.
I think how darn stupid, silly to get worked up. Wait 10 minutes and take it again. ..2nd measurement is usually about 130/80.
Often if I happen to see something interesting on the internet and start reading it as I take my BP it may be only 120/70.
So it appears my BP is getting a push by my anxiety about it.
Does anyone else get White Coat Syndrome with their own monitor?