Having said that, the other day, I was in pain (neck pain; obese folks have a lot of orthopedic problems), and my BP was 140/80. I know from my days as an anesthesiologist than pain can cause high blood pressure.
Fortunately, that 140/80 was the only time in the last year that my blood pressure’s been up. I try to take my blood pressure (at the gym usually) twice a month.
Have you checked your BP lately? High BP is a silent killer!