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10/8/13 8:55 A

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I really appreciate hearing from you all about this.

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10/8/13 7:06 A

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I have had pain with getting blood pressure both in the upper arm and the wrist. A few times I just told them to stop and refused..especially when I am in an active flair up. I am new to this list. I used to think I was the only one with this issue...now I see it is more common.

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7/18/13 5:06 P

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I'm going to check with my nurse about taking bp on the lower arm and see if that works better... good suggestion. I not only have pain with the bp is done on the upper arm, but I always end up with bruising... especially if it's one of the automatic gizmos.... I look like I was in some type of domestic incident at times....and I'm married to the most amazing teddy bear of a guy who cant even hurt a fly with the swatter (he'll catch it in a glass and let it outside....).

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7/16/13 6:58 P

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When I have patients who have your problem,I use a wrist cuff.Blood pressure can also be
taken on your lower arm if it is an issue.Speak up-I'm sure they'll do their best to make it easier
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7/16/13 6:32 P

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Hmm...I haven't really had it be painful...have you mentioned it to the nurse? Maybe you're not the only one and she has a different way to take it that won't cause you pain...I hope so, anyhow.

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7/16/13 3:00 P

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I had never heard that. For me, it can get uncomfortable but not painful. I googled this and a lot of people have this issue. Some are larger and need larger cuff(but you are on goal). Others have sensitive or thin skin. One mentioned a nurse who did the bp slowly and it worked better for the person. I hope you find some relief.

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7/16/13 2:59 P

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Yeah, sometimes the cuff hurts a lot. Not sure how to deal with it other than just endure it for the short time it's there, but I'm sure it also elevates my blood pressure. My doctor's office uses the arm cuff and it seems just as accurate.

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DANMAR1 Posts: 800
7/16/13 2:39 P

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The last few years it really hurts my upper arm when the nurse at the doctor's office takes my blood pressure. I mean really hurts not just a little pressure. Has anyone else had this happen and what if anything helped. At home I bought a blood pressure monitor for the wrist. I do not know how well it works. Any help would be appreciated.

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