I've had to keep track of my blood pressure so have been taking it 2-3 times daily. Each time I take it I take 3 readings, waiting four minutes between readings, and then average those. The problem is my arm has started aching from taking it so much. Is this dangerous?
If you have one of those automatic blood pressure cuffs that goes around your upper arm, I know it hurts. And if you have to do it so often, of course your arm will hurt. Don't think you are in Amy danger of harming yourself. Is your doc trying you out on new meds or something? My suggestion to you would n, if you can afford it, is to get an automatic wrist blood pressure cuff. Doesn't hurt anywhere near as much as the others and the accuracy is about the same.
Good luck with the pain,
The automatic does hurt because the muscle squeezes a nerve in the arm. However, my friend just was told by her doc that the wrist ones are not as accurate and that you ought to take your machine in to calibrate.
my machine kills me. The hospital variety does as well. I have found that carefully placing it is good. I do have a question. Why so many readings in a row? My doc says one and then wait at least fifteen minutes before trying again.
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