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Do you experience 'White-coat syndrome' when visiting the doctors?


 

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Brenda Barnes (Hyphenbird) says

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    That's right Hyph, you don't go to the doctors much. Thank goodness for that. When I asked my M.D. about it, he said he gets it too when visiting his Dr.!

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Great answer innerspin. I didn't know this was a n actual condition until just the other day when a RN told me . She called it White coat syndrome but on the net one place called it White coat hypertension.

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Those kind of things happening can certainly cause white-coat syndrome, PE. How about being stuck 15 times with a 20 gauge needle and then have the "nurse" just stick it in the flesh to engorge the tissues!

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Becky Katz says

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Chattering when nervous is perfectly alright and a natural reaction when first meeting strange doctors, Becky! Its good to hear you are alright and comfortable with your present MD of 10 years. The right Doc is so very important. Good n Becky!

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    That's the interesting thing about it duffsmom: even when we know it's just a routine visit the BP shoots up. What are we so worried about lol!

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Jackie Lynnley says

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Well then Jackie, you may well be an exception to the syndrome! Your right about Wake Forest and its exceptional medical folks. Knew a patient up there one time and was most impressed by everything. Great answer my friend and so glad for you!

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Well hello Ms Effer! That is so good to hear you have the question before us well in hand! A tad low BP is pretty good and as far as the Dentist, well, I get the Green syndrome- which is a fear of money flying out the door!


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Sarra Garrett says

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Hi there Sarra. Can unfortunately only agree with you as one scoundrel calling himself an MD almost cost my mother her life and other senior citizen patients untold probs as he high-tailed it out west. But there are good ones out there thank goodness

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago

    Same here Mo and thats what got me to ask the nurse if everybody's BP was up during a visit. You can imagine I was a nd wasn't all that surprised. Despite the nature of the Drs visit, my BP shoots up as much as 20 times normal!