I have another one of those MEPS questions for everyone.
So 4-5 years ago I was applying to the academy for college and getting a physical for it (along with the physical I needed for varsity swimming and water polo aka I was fit). And lo and behold my blood pressure was around 150/90 or something like that.
I did every test they could throw at me. Kidneys, blood, EKG of my heart. Nothing. I can't remember now but I believe my Doctor just signed a letter with the physical basically as a "waiver" I guess.
Well, I didn't get into the academy and now after college I'm getting ready to do my physical again. Since then I've been randomly checking my blood pressure and just yesterday it was 118/82 (good). However today just getting worked up about this I checked it a few minutes ago and it was about 145 (prehypertension).
Now I'm pretty sure people's blood pressure rises when they get anxious, etc. That's what my doctor in the past said it was, that I just get nervous in doctors offices or something. No diagnosis, just sometimes high blood pressure for no reason.
But now I'm wondering if this is a problem and if it needs to go on my forms? Is this as much of a problem as I think it is? Since it wasn't anything in the past and I don't put it on my physical application and I do have a high BP at MEPS will that be bad for me?
Any insight would be helpful, thanks.