"You can't make this shit up..."
I've had similar issues with high bp - mostly I thought it was just because I was in the doc's office. I'm not a regular so when I have to go it's a "thing." Last check-up it was high - even after trying to relax and it was higher when I went back a couple of weeks later. I've been on bp meds for almost a month. I've done the same things mentioned - no alcohol, cut the sodium in the diet. Make sure you check the labels on foods - the sodium content can be high in something that you wouldn't think would contain much. Good luck!