Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby stargazer » Tue Mar 10, 638939 2:55 am

I just went and had a shower and I seem to have a lot of large bruises from were my toddler was climbing over me this afternoon. It did hurt at the time she is not the most gentle of kids but was a bit shocked at how badly I have bruised. I am getting pain in what I would say in the bottom of my lungs on both sides it hurts to take a deep breath I think it is from all to vomiting though. Should I be concerned about the bruises they are quite dark or is it just one of those things. I am starting to think I am just getting paranoid about every little thing that happens. Thanks

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby alviarin » Mon Mar 09, 638939 2:57 pm

Frankly I'm worried about you with those symptoms, especially if your last lab results weren't good.

Are you in contact with the OB you liked, do they know you have been discharged? If I were you I'd give them a call soonest and update them on your situation.

Can you get repeat labs today, even if the closer hospital doesn't have any free beds? You may be better off trying the other hospital, especially if they have a higher level NICU (since they tend to see more of the difficult cases).

Please take care!

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby stargazer » Mon Mar 09, 638939 12:41 pm

Thank you everyone for all your support. I have just been discharged from hospital my liver function seems to of stablised for now. My BP is still high averaging around 150/96 but has not really gone up any higher while I was in there and they admitted to me they desperately needed my bed they had women having c/s and no beds for them. I am a bit concerned that I have been having lots of nausea and vomiting even in the hospital everything that hits my stomach comes straight back up again and they still sent me home the last PE bloods they took were over 24hrs ago. My husband and I have decided that if things get any worse we will go to a different hospital the problem is our next closest hospital is over 1hr away. I will continue monitoring things at home and if I don't go to the other hospital I have Day Assessment appointments every second day. I just want to eat again without being sick I am a bit over it all now.

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby alviarin » Mon Mar 09, 638939 10:22 am

I'm so glad you are being watched more closely now. Good for you for being persistent and trusting your instincts. Good luck, and please update us when you can.

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby tracym » Mon Feb 16, 638939 4:00 pm

Glad to hear they are finally taking you seriously !

Hoping for a long and uneventful stay for you...or if not a safe early delivery :)

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby caryn » Sun Feb 15, 638939 4:55 am

I am very glad to hear this. Please keep us posted as you're able -- I hope you'll stabilize or deliver soon!

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby jenprzygoda » Sun Feb 15, 638939 1:26 am

Wow, so glad you are in good hands now. I am sure it makes you feel much more comfortable knowing that they realize your condition needs monitoring and serious OBs. Let us know how you are doing when you are able.

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby stargazer » Sat Feb 14, 638939 5:36 pm

Well finally someone has listened got a great OB today who was more concerned about how bad I was feeling over anything else. She thinks patients with PE are the best indicator of what is going on over all the lab tests ect. So I have now been admitted in to hospital I am amazed at the difference between the ward staff and L&D staff. They just did my BP and it was 170/98 and it has freaked them all out and getting a OB in to see me. In the L&D they would of dismissed it and sent me home. My labs are not good either now so I have been given my first dose of steroids for our little girls lungs they are just trying to work out the balance of what is safe for me and our baby and when they need to deliver. I feel so much better being admitted and knowing I am in the right place if things need to happen quickly.

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby tracym » Thu Feb 05, 638939 8:45 am

Good luck today :)

I found that some people took my symptoms more seriously than others. I just kept being the really loud squeaky wheel until the right person heard.

Do insist on seeing the senior OB. Don't leave until you have. Make sure everyone (and I mean anyone who will listen) knows your previous history and your current symptoms. Especially the suspected neurological symptoms. If you're lucky one of them will hear what you're saying and err on the side of caution.

I was lucky in the fact that I was assigned to the Professor of OB in the high risk antenatal clinic due to him running a research trial that I was partaking in. So my appointments were all handled beautifully with 12 hr urine tests and u/s fortnightly, yet I still had to fight to be taken seriously nearly every single time I fronted to emergency.

Please let us know what happens today if you can, although I really hope you're admitted even if it's just for 24hr observation.

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Re : Can BP Meds Mask The Progression Of PE - Updated

Postby stargazer » Wed Feb 04, 638939 6:46 pm

TraceyM - I am in NSW and so sick of having to fight to get anything done. Maybe it is a Aussie thing that they just seem to ignore everything until things turn really bad like they did last time.

I spoke to my Renal Specialist again yesterday and she is going to ring the head OB at the hospital to try and work things out once again. She is getting very concerned especially once I mentioned the cramps I have been getting about every half hour. They are not the normal leg cramps they are over the top of the foot the tendon that goes from your big toe over the top of your ankle at the front and runs up to your shin keeps on having spasms my whole foot flexes and shakes. It is very hard to explain but she thinks they are more neurological than typical cramps I think she explained them as possible Hyperactive Deep Tendon reflexes. My labs are still classed as normal even though are on the top end of normal she thinks the sudden rise in my liver function is a warning sign of what is to come.

I had a scan yesterday and so far our little girl looks ok her heart rate was still very high but instead of having low fluid mine is extremely high. I have a appointment today in the High Risk Clinic and hopefully she has had a chance to speak to the Head OB she also wants me to make sure I see one of the Senior OB's she was saying if I get one of the junior staff to refuse the appointment until I get to see someone who has the experience to deal with the situation. Things are not great I can sense that something has changed but trying to get someone to listen is a different story. Hopefully I will get some action today when I see one of the OB's.


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