advice please?

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advice please?

Postby JJ » Sun May 27, 2012 06:45 pm


I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I have had pregnancy induced hypertension since about 30 weeks with bp around 165 over 110 at its worst. Was in hospital for a week trying to get the bp down with medication. So I'm now on 500 mg of methyldopa 3 times per day and 10 mg of nifedapine twice per day. I've had to take my maternity leave early because I can't possibly work when taking the methyldopa as they make me so drowsy. So far I have only had a trace of protein in my water when having weekly check ups and my bp has remained controlled so no one seems concerned. However, I can't help but feel that something is not quite right because of the extreme water retention in my hands, feet and face. I know some swelling is normal but I can't get any shoes on my feet. I've had to buy flip flops especially, a size too big as that's the only thing that will fit and they still leave a dent! I tell the midwife about my swelling but she doesn't seem concerned as it's not accompanied by protein in my water. So far I have had no other signs of pe but I don't want to wait for it to get to a severe stage but I have a strong feeling its more than just pih. I did have a head ache that lasted all dc a few days ago but nothing since. I tested my urine this morning and there was a plus of protein but not later on. Baby is moving fine, am I right to be concerned or just paranoid please help

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