I got my blood pressure checked last week and it was high. I have had it checked several times since then and it is still in this range. I really, really don't want to go to a dr about this or go on meds but I am scaring myself thinking I could have a stroke. I have always had good readings until now. I have had a really bad flare-up of vulvodynia since last May. I'm wondering if being so miserable for so long could contribute to high blood pressure. The neck pain that I had for a year and a half finally got better last December after four months of ignoring it and stopping all treatment. So I'm also wondering if it is being replaced with high blood pressure, as if I don't have enough to distract me with the vulvodynia flare-up. Are there any diagnostic tests that a dr can do besides just taking your blood pressure? Or do they just put you on meds based on the blood pressure test?