Hi thoughts on this please, under active for 14 years, apx 8 yrs ago upon reg. checkup slight increase in BP, sent into the system! ( which I am grateful for) Lots of checks nothing shows up, but I am given meds. Then they stop not needed, but by this time whenever I,m asked to go for check re BP I,m anxious, Dr thinks white coat syndrome I agree. I buy a BP machine and check, mostly I,m fine but throws up random high measures. After becoming ill on holiday a few years ago I return after flight and really distressed, my BP is ridiculously high, see GP he puts me on Lisinopril and still taking now?.I had call last week from the surgery to say Hypertension review due, so I made App. Which was this morning turned up and the HCA says its your annual review, takes blood to test thyroid (if I,d known would not have taken thyroxine) then does BP it was 214/104 I said I didn't beleive was true reading, and she did take again using the old fashioned method 140/90, her comment which bothered me was that even though it dropped dramatically I should be asking the GP what the danger is at this reading, as if I could have a heart attack on the spot if it suddenly jumped up to this sort of measurement, if only for a couple of minutes. Its bothered me all day and I have seen these numbers before but usually at the surgery or hosp. and not at home! I suppose what I,m saying is that by asking me to go to the surgery for a BP check up is clearly not in my best interests, or can you have a heart attack if your BP shoots up quickly?.