Hi, Therese, my BP was around what yours was probably at 10 weeks, at which point they put me on Aldomet at the same dose as they just put you on. It worked very well in terms of bringing down my BP, but I had to stop taking it due to other side effects it caused in me (rare ones). So hopefully it will bring yours down too at the higher dose! Now I am taking Labetorol at a lower dose. It doesn't control my BP quite as well (it usually runs about 130/85, in that range) but I can tolerate it.
It's so scary to have your BP go up high so early on! I really was terrified a few weeks ago. I feel SO much better now, although I know that there's a long way to go (I am at 15 weeks now).
3 weeks seems like a long time to wait to be seen again, if for no other reason than it's reassuring (to me anyway!) to see a medical person and have them tell you things are better. I hope you can see someone sooner!
Thinking of you!
Suzanne (37) and DH Tony (41) + William (9, severe PE, born at 32 weeks) and Freddy (6, fairly typical pregnancy) and Baby (due approx. 8/26/04!)