Nataniel Ochman
Nataniel Ochman voted up Anonymous' answer

That's high but not ER high.  You'll wait for hours, and they'll just send you home and tell you not to come in for piddly things (ERs are for EMERGENCIES and 155/80 is NOT an emergency).  And to make an appointment with your PCP.    Stress can make it high.  Holidays are stressful.  

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Nataniel Ochman
Nataniel Ochman voted up Angela Anthony's answer

155/80 is a little elevated, but not an emergent number. If it were myself, I would wait to see your regular doctor as he will discuss the issues with you and possibly give you medication.....the ER probably wouldn't do anything for a blood pressure with those readings. If you are worried, by all means go, … Read more