Home BP testing with Walgreens Homedics Monitor -vs- Walmart Machine
I’ve been using the Walgreen’s Homedics Monitor to test all of my BP tests for more than five years. For me and my wife. Recently I’ve started using the technique as prescribed by a doctor who said to set in a chair, back erect, both feet on the floor, the arm with monitor rested with palm up and the other on resting on the thigh. Rest totally for 5 minutes in a quiet place with no distractions. Then take subsequent tests at 1 minute intervals while resting in-between tests. Since 09/18/23 I have been taking 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar 3 times a day which is supposed to low the BP. Before I lost 45.6 pounds, I was diagnosed with high BP. I was 258 and I figured that I had high BP. As of today, my average BP is 110/62 with a 77 pulse rate. The Dr. that gave me the instructions for taking BP tests said that the BP tests given in the Dr.’s office is never correct. I can attest to that because they NEVER give you time to rest correctly. My last BP test in the ER was 150 after I walked a 1/4 of a mile on crutches to the VA ER room. I need a normal reading in order to get my commercial drivers license approved for 2 years instead of 1 year if you are diagnosed with high BP. So, what, where or how do I get a valid BP test to show the Dr. who will be administering my physical, the correct BP reading. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you for you time and advice.