Some of you may recall I have been posting about my BP of light which suddenyl went freakishly high. Well there is good news which I will talk about in a minute but I really do think those electric machines are complete wank and want to try and do something about their use! Last Tuesday BP was 180/135 on machine which is mental. Then on Thursday 150/115 (manual) which is still very high and Stage 2 hypertension. I told the doc I didn't believe it was a true representation of my lifestyle and that I had been eating bad and drinking loads and that it should come down. Anyway a week of pretty clean living (low alcohol, clean food, Hibiscus by the ton) and I have been floored with excruciating headaches so went and saw a different doc yesterday. He was really shocked when he took my BP manually and it came back 120/80 which is perfectly normal! He said he was really shocked and to just continue what I was doing. Turns out its a sinus infection. Antibiotics have mad a big difference in less than 24 hours. Anyway back to my original point. I was expecting the BP to drop but that much in 10 days can't be possible surely? Don't get me wrong I am very happy about it but wonder if I had my BP and bloods done at a time that was a bad reflection of my actual health. Cleaning up the lifestyle is something I will maintain of course byut I really do believe those automated machines are dreadful and should not be used on the front line. Will scare the life out of people. If I had went in next week and been high again I would have been on meds for life. Glad the doc said to try and get it down naturally first as it seems to have worked but I am dubious of the actual readings. I have read very positive stuff about hibiscus but such a change in a week?