comfortzone said:From what I understand 170/100 is not healthy and a stroke waiting to happen. Given the level of stressful events you have experienced recently I would understand your hbp. Please do take care of yourself! Keep us posted.
David Baxter said:Just be aware that blood pressure isn't static - it varies widely over the course of a day depending on what you're doing. If it's 170/100 over several readings, it's definitely something to take seriously. If it's momentary, get it checked out anyway but it may not be anything to worry about.
Also note that most of those drug store BP machines are erratic in their readings. Again, if you get a few high readings there, get it checked out by a doctor but don't panic - it may be the machine rather than you.