I am new to the forum. I have experienced mild preeclampsia in my last two pregnancies, and am now pregnant again. Currently I am 21 wks. Last weekend I was at work as an RN and was working my usual night shift. I woke up that afternoon with a headache, and by the time I had been at work an hour or two it had gotten very painful (no photophobia or aura though). I checked my BP and the first reading I got was 195/85. I got a little nervous about that but was very busy so waited an hour or so and then had a coworker recheck it. She got 200+/100's. I thought that might be related to me freaking out a bit about the first pressure, so I asked her to recheck again in an hour after I had sat down for a bit and tried to relax. She then got 170/114. I called the dr and she wanted me to get checked out at L&D, so I went though the steps to hand off my patients and headed over there (this took about another hour, hour and a half by the time I got to L&D. By the time I got there, my pressures were in the 130's/140's (lying down) and remained lower. My question is, why would it get so dangerously high and then come down? I am not spilling protein in my urine, labs came back OK for liver fx, etc. I have never had BP this high before even with previous pre e in my last two pregnancies. My doctors keep talking about chronic hypertension, but most of my prepregnancy BPs are 120's/130's/80's. What could this be? Thanks!