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by bnicolef
Thu Apr 05, 2012 09:33 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Weird episode.....
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Weird episode.....

I can't help much, but this happened to me for the first (and hopefully last) time earlier this week. I suddenly felt like my blood pressure was through the roof, and when I took my blood pressure and it was 167/92, which is the highest I've ever seen. About a minute later, I got extreme lower back ...
by bnicolef
Fri Mar 30, 2012 08:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Re: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

I just realized that the blood work was on my online chart. I was expecting to see CBC labs at least. There was just a Lactate Dehydrogenase test and a Uric Acid test, both of which were in the normal range. I looked at my old CBC results, and between January 18th and 27th, my platelets went from 23...
by bnicolef
Fri Mar 30, 2012 04:34 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Re: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

I didn't report my home readings, but they explained the drop to 77/36 from having my blood drawn. I've had Probably more than 300 needle sticks in the last two years, and the only time I've ever felt ill, is when it took over an hour to get an IV in. My veins are tiny, invisible, collapsing little ...
by bnicolef
Thu Mar 29, 2012 01:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Re: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

Last night my blood pressure went: 142/77, 114/72, 133/84, 113/57. In about 45 minutes without me changing position. Twenty minutes later I started having horrible kidney pain and dark, foul smelling urine, despite my drinking massive amounts of water. The nurse threw a fit when I insisted on a urin...
by bnicolef
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Re: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

I finally got some results. Yesterday my husband called, explained everything to a nurse, and she was able to take that information and discuss it with a doctor. He said since my blood pressure wasn't staying high right now, he wouldn't consider it an emergency where he could fit me in, but I can ge...
by bnicolef
Mon Mar 26, 2012 08:42 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Re: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

I am in the US. When I call after hours or go to labor and delivery, I speak to or see a midwife. I have medicaid, and while they don't specify that I have to see a midwife, the only two places that accept it use midwives, and require you to be refered by a midwife to see one of their doctors.
by bnicolef
Mon Mar 26, 2012 05:37 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Re: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

Thank you for the replys! I ended up going in to the l&d triage on Saturday to get a second opinion. My blood pressure was in the 130/75 range, which is what is had been all day. I was told that was nirmal. The midwife refused to tell me what symptoms to look out for, what blood pressure I should ca...
by bnicolef
Fri Mar 23, 2012 06:55 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Re: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

Oh I think I posted this is the wrong place and can't figure out how to move it. So sorry if I did!
by bnicolef
Fri Mar 23, 2012 06:54 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 12427

Blood pressure going up at 24 weeks

Hello. I'm new here. 24 weeks, 5 days pregnant with my second child. I didn't even know I was expecting until 16 weeks along, it has been a dream pregnancy until the past week. On Sunday I woke up with a swollen face, hands, and feet. Had a mild headache, but not too bad. I happened to check my bloo...

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