White coat Hypertension?

By Irvena Latest Reply 2014-07-14 15:28:26 -0500
Started 2013-06-18 09:01:29 -0500

I have a monitor and check my BP daily, it runs normal, usually 112/75, but when I go to the doctor it will run about 170/85. I take Metoprolol. One dr. diagnosed me with white coat syndrome. Is this normal and does anybody else have this issue? I had a stress test with chemicals due to arthritis, it was fine. I wonder if I'm taking medication i don't really need.

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lebarron1 2014-07-14 15:28:26 -0500 Report

I have high blood pressure too,it is white coat too,i am trying to lose weight and exercize more and walking is the best exercize for high blood pressure too,i do not lie taking meds at all.

Gulcherboy 2014-02-27 12:36:42 -0600 Report

Thank you for sharing this! I had never heard of white coat hypertension — although my BP seemed to run a little higher in the doctor's office than it did anywhere else. So, this time, I thought about this post and made a point to stay calm, breathe deeply a few times and to relax as the nurse took by BP. And it was 117/81!!! Everyone on this thread has done a good deed! Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you!

Foxscribe 2013-07-11 04:39:58 -0500 Report

I also have white coat hypertension, and my blood pressure readings tend to run higher at the doctor's office than at home. While the rational part of my brain understands and accepts the need to go to the physician, on a deeper and largely subconscious emotional level, I am a "hot reactor" whose blood pressure can spike dependent on circumstances. I've also been on Metoprolol for years, and don't like some of the side effects…

lebarron1 2014-02-17 23:36:55 -0600 Report

I am like you,my blood pressure is high at the dotors,but not at home and i don't like to take the pills for it either but i am trying to lose more weight but it is hard to.