Hi everyone. I am a 1st year pharmacy student and this week my class will be learning how to take blood pressure readings. The problem is that whenever someone at the doctors takes my blood pressure I get nervous/anxious and I end up with a high reading. In class and for the next three weeks we’re going to practice reading it with our partners and it would be embarrassing if my numbers were up every single time. I’m 20, skinny, and I eat fairly right with no health conditions whatsoever. At the doctors they wait like ten min then take it again and it’s normal. But in class I don’t know if we are able to wait then take it. Plus being with a hundred people taking their BP in a room will make me anxious. What should I do? Does anyone have a similar experience?