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How do I manage my anxiety when I get my blood pressure taken?

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Avalon1

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I get really nervous around girls so whenever I go to the doctors office usually a very attractive nurse girl takes my blood pressure, my blood pressure is always higher the more attractive the nurse. I don't have high blood pressure, when a male nurse or older female nurse takes my blood pressure then it's normal.

My doctor thinks I have high blood pressure, but it's social anxiety and I'm only nervous around girls. My blood pressure was 177/116 last time!

What should I do? Should I try some kind of medication?
 
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The proper way to determine your blood pressure is to use a blood pressure meter at home three times a day for a week. Write down the readings. At the end of the week you can determine your average blood pressure.

I wouldn't take pills for it until you have done this kind of test.
 
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