Went to GP today to get results of recent bone density scan and had my blood pressure taken by the nurse - it was sooooo high even she was shocked! I do not really understand the figures but my first reading was almost 200 over something, then came down to 170 in a second reading. Apparently it should be round 120 so I have to go back to the GP on Friday for another reading. I am now a bit worried having done some browsing on the Internet, my reading are at the top of all the charts and I am fully expecting to drop down dead any minute! So, the diet will have to start NOW and I discuss any other changes to my life style with the doctor. The nurse said I could cut down on caffeine but I only have one cup of coffee a day, preferring to drink water during the day but I do have a can of coke each evening so maybe that will have to go. I will have no problem cutting down on alcohol as although I enjoy a drink, I can take it or leave it really. The research I did said that my BP is so high that I should not start to exercise without advice from my GP - now that really has got me worried!! I have posted this message in the Health forum as well but think more people might read this one and hopefully give me some advice and reassurances. I am just waiting for my GP to ask me if I have a stressful job - as teacher and SENCO, I reckon I do!!!