Bump in the road... need help!

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Re: Bump in the road... need help!

Post by sarahkm » Wed Jul 03, 2013 09:36 pm

I'm really curious whether they can change your medications. I didn't respond well to Labetelol when I was on it just after Nathanael was stillborn and I was on dialysis...I was also vomiting every morning because of it. When they FINALLY changed me to metoprolol, I did much better and have been on it ever since. It never has taken my heart rate too low. Praying that you'll make it to 37 weeks!! Sarah

Re: Bump in the road... need help!

Post by sam10 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 08:12 pm

How is your BP today? Thinking of you.

Re: Bump in the road... need help!

Post by ellemoon » Fri Jun 28, 2013 07:08 am

I will be 31 weeks on Monday. I'm hoping it is just the stress. I'm going to try to stay optimistic! I really want nothing more than to make it to 37 weeks and bring a healthy baby home with me!

Re: Bump in the road... need help!

Post by sam10 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 01:28 pm

I would discuss with your doctor if an increase/change of meds is necessary or if you should just monitor for now. My doctors always told me that stress can affect your BP, but not so significantly/permanently.Glad your labs look good. How far along are you?

Bump in the road... need help!

Post by ellemoon » Thu Jun 27, 2013 09:10 am

So, I had my first NST on Tuesday. It was great and baby looked awesome. BUT when they checked my BP it was 160/100. Highest reading I have had so far. I did miss my mid-day Labetolol. I forgot to bring it with me to work and I was going to take it when I got home. I also ate Mexican for lunch and had sweet tea. (probably not the best choices, I know).
My 24 hour urine from the day before was 155. Baseline was 130. 6 weeks ago it was 138. So, not bad. I have no swelling either. They rechecked my BP several times and the lowest it got to was like 148/90. So, my doctor took me out of work for the next day, ordered a CBC and Liver panel (which were fine) and gave me first round of steroids for baby's lungs.

I had another NST yesterday and it was fine. BP was 136/84. I will add, I took two Labetolol (400mg total) before my appt. I also got my second steroid injection. She let me go back to work today. (I only work half days anyway in the same office my OB is)

I have also had a lot of stress as there have been two deaths in my family in the past 3 days. So, I can feel the anxiety. So, that may be the reason for the increased BP.

Do you think it's time to push for an increase in med or a different med? My heart rate has definitely increased, which makes me think I need a stronger beta blocker like Metoprolol. I am chronic hypertensive and have tachycardia, so this is to sort of be expected. I think it's great signs that I have no swelling and protein is normal. Or should I wait a week or so and just monitor it? I definitely don't want my BP being uncontrolled to affect my placenta or anything and send me into pre-e mode.

Any advice would be appreciated!