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derfberger posted:
while in Fl i experienced a partial black out. Went to E R . Everything tested out O K but B P 160/100. Got under the care of internist who put me on meds ( wish he had spent more time trying to find out cause of the near syncopy instead of throwing pill after pill at me) Any way he suggested a B P meter so i bought an Omron and started to record readings. I checked it in his office and was very close.
Getting tired of him adding more types of meds went to a Cardio. Who said i was lucky not to be flat on my face and took me off all pills except one. Asked cardio about the Omron and he turned up his nose.

Came home and asked my Dr what he thought of these meters and he said only good for those that don't need them I.e people with good strong pulses that it can detect. Old people like me he said to get a cuff and stethescope and have my wife learn to take it. I took my meter to his office and it was 20 points higher than the cuff reading. Have sent the meter back to the factory.

Any experience one way or another. I don't like the cuff as there is a +/- 5 point reading error
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