Because of my cerebral vasculitis the consultant and GP want to keep an eye on my blood pressure. It's usually checked by nurses at the hospital when I'm there each month. But I have white coat syndrome, so don't get a reliable reading when it's taken in such a setting, or in the GP's surgery. So we've agreed that I check it regularly at home. If it goes consistently above 140/90 (either figure too high) I would have to take more pills to bring it down.
I auto email myself a reminder each week to check my blood pressure at home. I have a machine I bought myself, and keep a record in a spreadsheet.
Do others do this? My blood pressure has crept up over the years, mainly due to weight gain from long-term steroid use (14 years and counting). But it's still within acceptable normal range, for now.