Medical fear

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| March, 5 2024 | for Tibor C. Kopjas, MD

My fear and what makes me avoid the doctor is fear of having my blood pressure checked. I wish I could get an accurate reading in office and many times at home even putting the cuff on my arm sends me into a panic. I think this comes from having very high blood pressure 38 years ago due to preeclampsia and I was in ICU for 7 days with nurse following me for three weeks after checking BP. I don't have any other anxieties or fears so this one does frustrate me. I make myself physically ill driving to the doctor office and can't sleep night before anticipating it.