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by hillary8l8
Sun Jul 15, 2012 09:08 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What was your experience on labetalol?
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Re: What was your experience on labetalol?

My Labetalol never lasts the full 12 hours. When they raised my dose from 100 mg 2x a day to 200mg, I felt really cruddy for about 4 hours after I would take it (shaky, dizzy), and then my blood pressures would go back up after about 6 hours. I did finally adjust to the symptoms, but it still does n...
by hillary8l8
Wed Jul 11, 2012 01:37 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

My situation is very similar, I'm a chronic hypertensive, but have been well controlled on meds for the past 4 weeks. I had some high readings before that, so they took me off of work, which seemed to be the culprit. During my NST today, I asked one of our veteran OB nurses what they routinely do wi...
by hillary8l8
Fri Jun 29, 2012 02:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: abdominal and chest pain...
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

abdominal and chest pain...

I'm pregnant with my second child, was diagnosed with PIH with my first and was induced at 37-4 weeks. I am now considered a chronic hypertensive, and am on 200 mg twice a day Labetalol. BP was high, but came down after being taken off of work. Normal 24 hour urine done a couple weeks ago. This past...
by hillary8l8
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Labetalol dosage
Replies: 2
Views: 2186

Labetalol dosage

Hey Everyone, I had my daughter at 37 weeks in 2010 due to PIH. I am currently 28 weeks pregnant with my son, and have been on BP meds since about 20 weeks. I started at 100 mg Labetalol once a day, was raised to 100 mg twice a day not long after that, and just last week my dose was raised to 200 mg...
by hillary8l8
Thu May 06, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: RESULTS ARE IN ***UPDATED***
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re : RESULTS ARE IN ***UPDATED***

So happy to hear that your protein is back to normal...I will be praying that your next pregnancy is happy and healthy:)
by hillary8l8
Thu Apr 29, 2010 06:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Chances of PIH again when chronic?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re : Chances of PIH again when chronic?

Thanks Caryn! That helps alot!
by hillary8l8
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Chances of PIH again when chronic?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Chances of PIH again when chronic?

<t>I know this question has probably been asked before...but I was wondering if anyone knows if it is more common to get PIH again if you are an underlying chronic. From many of the ladies here, it seems like it is..and we are trying to figure out how long we want to wait before trying to have anoth...
by hillary8l8
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Are at Home Monitors correct?
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re : Are at Home Monitors correct?

<r>I wonder if maybe the cuff they are using at the office is too small, or the cuff you are using at home is too big. This link has instructions on how to figure out what cuff size you should use.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/lgbpcuffs.htm#Does%20Blood%20Press...
by hillary8l8
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 20 weeks- Blood Pressure of 145/80
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re : 20 weeks- Blood Pressure of 145/80

<t>I agree with Laura and Caryn...my blood pressure started to go up at 20 weeks, and my doctor told me it was probably chronic hypertension unmasked by the pregnancy. I was diagnosed with PIH, but never developed preeclampsia. On the other hand, my doctor took this very seriously and I was hospital...
by hillary8l8
Wed Apr 14, 2010 08:37 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: BP finally down PP
Replies: 4
Views: 329

BP finally down PP

<t>Well I think I'm finally back to normal! My BP was up for the first 2 weeks PP...132/92 at my 1 week appt, and 128/96 at my 2 week..so they kept me on the Labetalol 100 mg 2 times a day. Well I checked my BP for the first time in a few days, and it was 109/56...woo hoo! I was worried it was going...

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