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I need an accurate blood pressure monitor.

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by minkeygirl, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    I bought one that was recommended to me here, from CVS, and it was ten points higher than the BP aft my docs office.

    Does anyone know one that is not a million dollars that is accurate? I realize those things may be mutually exclusive.

    Thanks
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    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Fwiw I wouldn't think a 10 pt difference is unusual. Mine varies up to 40 pts all the time.

    I'm thinking of getting a new one now tho. My heart is skipping beats and a regular bp hr monitor can't reflect that. My doctors caught it. Not me. I don't feel anything when it's happening.

    I remember reading about this on the dysautonomia forum so maybe it's common ?

    I just thought as long as you're in the market for a new monitor you may want to consider one that would pick this up.

    I have no idea how to shop for one of these yet tho. Maybe someone will chime in.

    Tc .. x
  3. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    10 points difference isnt much. It could even be due to the size of the blood pressure cuff or the tightness. Things do vary a bit too normally.
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    xchocoholic.. yeah that seems to be common with dysautomonia and was why I ended up after trying two average monitors, having to like go expensive and get a top of the range one which can cope with my heart going irregular when I stand up which used to error out almost constantly when standing with the other monitors I tried.

    And if my body is way way wacked out, my current one can still give a BP reading even when it cant do a heart rate one. (I can see what my heart is doing with the flashing on the screen to the time of its beats).
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  4. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    I don't think that Is acceptable if you are monitoring medications for high blood pressure No other issues I'm aware of.


    I found a Panasonic on amazon but I'm going to wait until right before my next appt so if it's way off I can return it.

    It seems all if them have good and bad reviews for accuracy even the Omroms which are popular.
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    One of the ones I had previously Im fairly sure it was a panasonic which I found was no good at all (so that's on my not recommended list), my current one is an Omrom (but one of the most expensive ones of that).
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    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    I have an Omrom. Don't use it very often, but works well for me.
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    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    I've been looking at reviews on All of them. It seems with each one, Omroms and Panasonic, each can be widely inaccurate. So unless I'm gonna spend a ton, which I can't now ill see.

    Whatever I decide I'll do it right before my next appt so I can take it in. Right know I'm using my old one. My doc said it was fine for now. I guess better that it's over than under.

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