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Heading for bedrest??

Postby sherry fisher » Fri Jan 09, 2004 03:27 pm

by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Fri Jan 09, 2004 03:27 pm

My BP's have started to go out of control here. I am taking 100mg labetalol 6 times a day. I cant tolerate 200mg at a time..:) I have had a nauseas feeling in my stomach for the last week now. I did call the OB on this. They told me to take B-6 and a half of a Unisom every 6 hours. This for some reason helps with the nauseas feeling. (Something to consider asking your OB about if you are having morning sickness.) My OB was going to add an additional BP med, but my BP's were doing good.

Here they are:
154/99
150/97
160/95

Now when I lay down on my left side:
120/70
123/75
118/76

I have been having frequent headaches along with the sound of a 'swishing' in my ears. It almost resembles to me the sound of the babies heartrate?!?! I did put in a call to my OB today. I was told by her nurse that if my BP's got to 150/100 to go to L&D. So, does 154/99 even out to 150/100? LOL I know I should be taking it as easy as possible even though I am not on bedrest. However all the kids have been sick and I feel like I am running myself ragged with all of them going back and forth to the PED. My Ped's nurse told me today that if I ended up in the hospital that my DH should call her and she would help him out with the kids. (She is an older lady and VERY SWEET!!...I thought this was soooo very kind of her!)

If I get more high reading like this tomorrow, I think I am going to head to the hospital just to at least let them run the PE panel again and hopefully do a 24 hr urine.

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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby sweetiesuzy » Fri Jan 09, 2004 03:44 pm

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Fri Jan 09, 2004 03:44 pm

Sherry,
I would say that the reading you got is pretty darn close. I wouldn't fool around with such a specific number! Please call and make sure they hear what you need. I can remember that I would have the "swishing" sound too when my bps were high. The nausea makes me worry for you too. I would call -

Let me know what happens.
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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby julie f » Fri Jan 09, 2004 08:40 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Fri Jan 09, 2004 08:40 pm

Sherry,

I would agree with Suzanna, I think 154/99 will win you a trip to L&D...

It's times like this when I wished we all lived close so that we could help with the kids.

Please take care and update us after you talk with the doctor.

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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby taras mom » Sat Jan 10, 2004 00:55 am

by taras mom (841 Posts), Sat Jan 10, 2004 00:55 am

I agree, too. Time to round up those numbers and go to the hospital.

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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby twolfgram » Sun Jan 11, 2004 04:23 pm

by twolfgram (388 Posts), Sun Jan 11, 2004 04:23 pm

I'm a little late on this, so I hope you've already gone to L&D and gotten things checked out! Good luck! Sounds like you could use a little bedrest with all that's been going on around there![:p]

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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby sherry fisher » Sun Jan 11, 2004 04:35 pm

by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Sun Jan 11, 2004 04:35 pm

I actually have not went to the hospital. THis weekend I have been taking it easy and doing alot of 'left side' relaxing! We did notice last night that my face was getting puffy. Today my hands, face and legs are that way. So, I have developed lots of swelling. The edema should be an easy one to pinpoint as I have lost 5 pounds throughout the pregnancy and not gained any. So, any weigh gain HAS to be from edema. I AM CALLING as soon as the office opens in the AM. Requesting a 24 hour urine and PE panel. I have been having some freaky dreams lately, but last night I had a 'dream' that I was having upper mid pain. I am not sure if I actually was having the pain for a short bit and could not wake up or if it was really a dream. Sounds kinda silly, I know. .:) Does the upper quad pain go away at all or is it consistant??

Regardless, I am starting to get more and more scared. Along with family telling me that I am not going to make it full term, they are not helping!

I will keep you all posted on what happens after I call.


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#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby julie f » Sun Jan 11, 2004 05:29 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Sun Jan 11, 2004 05:29 pm

Sherry,

So glad you'll be able to speak with your doctor tomorrow, will be thinking of you.

In my case, the abdomen pain did come and go slightly: I first felt it around 11am, it came on suddenly and severely. I called my OB right away but, by the time she called back (about an hour) it had subsided into a dull ache. It continued to ache until around 5 and then came back in full force. It stayed that way until I left L&D and the ER (with a diagnosis of possible heartburn or gallstones...) around midnight. It was just a dull ache the next morning when I was admitted into the hospital and then I never felt it again. I have heard other people say the exact opposite though so, maybe it's different for everyone?

Thinking of you,

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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby angelical » Sun Jan 11, 2004 05:31 pm

by angelical (330 Posts), Sun Jan 11, 2004 05:31 pm

Good luck! And if you have a lot of pain, swelling etc, then go to the hospital L&D tonight. Don't even wait til tomorrow a.m.! Take care

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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby sherry fisher » Mon Jan 12, 2004 04:09 pm

by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Mon Jan 12, 2004 04:09 pm

Called my OB, she had me come in. My BP was 150/90. She sent me to L&D for labs and my 24 hour urine. Labs came back fine. So they sent me home for the duration of my urine test. Still swelled and constant headaches. UGHH! She wants me in her office Thurs to go over the tests and retake my BP. My intuition tells me BEDREST. The whole time I am in the hospital my BP was 120/70's. Of course laying down or semi upright position.

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#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
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Re : Heading for bedrest??

Postby twolfgram » Tue Jan 13, 2004 08:51 am

by twolfgram (388 Posts), Tue Jan 13, 2004 08:51 am

Sounds good the labs are ok. Let us know about the 24 hour urine. You might suggest bedrest to the doc!

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