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by catrinasweetie
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Update... I'm now 38 w 3 d and still pregnant! My doctor was going to induce me yesterday, but apparently the hospital has no room for an induction til next week. I'm dilated to a 3 and 60% effaced, so he doesn't think I'll make it to next week. Blood pressures have routinely been 140s/90-91, so hol...
by catrinasweetie
Wed Aug 29, 2012 09:51 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Hi guys, sorry it's been a few days! Update... Since I started the labetalol I have felt remarkably better! It took a few days for everything to even out and for the med to work the entire 12 hours, but now my pressures are consistently 120-130s/80-90. Still a little high for me, but yay better than...
by catrinasweetie
Fri Aug 24, 2012 04:55 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Is it wrong to want induction?
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Re: Is it wrong to want induction?

I personally did not want an induction this pregnancy.. I've said from the beginning I just want to go into labor naturally. All that has changed with the high blood pressures and feeling terrible all the time! I an now 35 w 5 d and would like nothing more than to have this baby. I hate feeling like...
by catrinasweetie
Thu Aug 23, 2012 04:29 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

I'm not sure as far as the headache goes. They seem to think it was due to the procardia, but I'm pretty sure it's due to the pressures. I just don't know...
by catrinasweetie
Thu Aug 23, 2012 04:27 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What was your experience on labetalol?
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

Re: What was your experience on labetalol?

I just started this drug yesterday, but for me it is a huge improvement over procardia! It did give me a weird tingling feeling in my scalp and it wore off the first time within 8 hours instead of the twelve it was supposed to. I will keep you updated as I stay on it longer...
by catrinasweetie
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Well, I started the labetalol last night when I posted and within 35-45 minutes my bps came down to 120s/60s. I felt soo much better. Headache went away and I felt wonderful. They discharged me saying labs were fine and to stop procardia and use labetalol twice a day, 200 mg. I took that one at 1030...
by catrinasweetie
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Well, I'm at l&d. Dr thinks my severe headache is due to the procardia. They are changing my med to labetalol. I've been here for about three hours and bps have been 140-150/80-90. I just took my first labetalol, so we'll see what happens... I would really really like for my headache to go away! The...
by catrinasweetie
Wed Aug 22, 2012 06:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Dr said to lay on my left side and take my bp in an hour. It was just 181/89. Waiting for my husband to come home so i can go to l&d...
by catrinasweetie
Wed Aug 22, 2012 03:09 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

So I called the doctors office and am waiting for a reply... Last bp 10 minutes ago was 153/92. Funny, I thought my bps would be down today since I started that med!! Thank, everyone for your reassurance. I'm so glad I found this site! I hate calling the doctor so much. I don't want to be "that" pat...
by catrinasweetie
Wed Aug 22, 2012 01:43 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia
Replies: 21
Views: 5715

Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Thanks for that link! That's exactly what I was doing is laying on my side and taking it on my top arm. An it made me feel better cuz it was lower! That's what they did at my ob office also... Also, another problem is all of my spot urines show no protein, but then my 24 hour was 454. Not sure why t...

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