by trish (2949 Posts), Sat Jan 05, 2013 02:00 pm
Welcome! A cold could certainly cause your BP to go up a little as could meds you might be taking (like Sudafed). BP can vary by 10-15 points throughout the day and that's perfectly normal. Since your BP at night isn't much out of that range from your morning BP I wouldn't be too concerned - but I'm not a Dr. (Just someone who's been there, done that with high BP).
If it were me, I might add in a mid day BP check and just track it for the next 2 days until you see your Dr. and then share the readings with him/her. You might also ask specifically what they would consider a "high" reading for YOU (since everyone's high differs - my call in BP was 160/110 in my 3rd pregnancy). Other people might freak at that BP, my OB just said, guess we have to adjust your meds again. Sometimes Dr's have both a call in BP # and a go directly to L/D BP number. Or they might say call in if you get a high BP number that remains high for an hour, 2, 6 hours. You just need to see what your Dr. feels is right for you.
But for now, probably resting this weekend is the best idea for your BP and that cold! Hang in there.
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year