Trip to L & D

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Trip to L & D

Postby iansmom » Thu May 20, 2004 00:55 am

Well, as I predicted, the BP went nuts again today. It was roughly 160/100 +/- for an hour that I know of. it wouldn't go down even lying down. i checked 2 other people to check the machine. So I spent my anniversary in L&D (9 years!) Anyway, a speedy 30 minutes after my arrival (sarcasm) and after lying on my left side, my BP was 120/79. BTW, which arm do you put the cuff on? Both of my machines say left, but this was on my right which is always lower. Baby was fine, I bottomed out at 106/65 (hasn't been that low in 3 years) and topped out at a whopping 133/89. No protein - I had not eaten in more than 5 hours and peeed pure water, so I am not sure of that one either. But, I never spilled protein with Ian. No other symptoms, so after 2 hours, the nurse called the Dr (not mine on call) relayed my history and let me go with instructions to follow up with my OB. Now, at 3 am I have slept about an hour and am venting so maybe I can go to sleep again! Thanks gals, I will update you after talking to OB tomorrow. OOPS, I mean later today!

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Re : Trip to L & D

Postby angelkat » Thu May 20, 2004 04:44 am

Glad your BP came down. Do they have you on BP meds?

Let us know what the doctor says.

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Re : Trip to L & D

Postby lgw » Thu May 20, 2004 06:26 am

IansMom:
Let me know if you need me to do anything. Remember, we are practically neighbors.

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Re : Trip to L & D

Postby mada » Thu May 20, 2004 06:35 am

Goodness!! Don't you hate it rhen your bp does that!!! It's high for hours at home and you go to the hosptial and it's low and they think you are nuts!!! Keep an eye out of course and just keep calling or going in like you are doing...you are being very smart!!!

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Re : Trip to L & D

Postby iansmom » Thu May 20, 2004 02:31 pm

Thanks everyone. I am supposed to stay off my feet and monitor myself until I see my OB on Monday. Today, I've ranged from 130/92 to 110/70. I guess the roller coaster ride has begun! I'll keep ya'll posted.

And yes, I am on BP meds - Procardia 90mg 1xday and Aldomet 1000mg 3xday. Definitely trying to avoiding adding another, but we'll see what ends up happening.

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Re : Trip to L & D

Postby akemt » Thu May 20, 2004 02:57 pm

BTW, my BP is lower on my right than my left by about 10 pts. I make them take it on my left all the time. Well, this last trip to OB they took it on both arms while laying down. LOL I do hate the labile BP's...you aren't crazy, we know!

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Re : Trip to L & D

Postby sweetiesuzy » Thu May 20, 2004 05:24 pm

BP will always be different on your left vs. the right because of the blood flow through your heart.

Mine is always lower on the right, higher on the left [:)]

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Re : Trip to L & D

Postby julie f » Thu May 20, 2004 10:04 pm

Oh, well, Happy Anniversary...! What a way to spend it eh? [}:)]

I hope you're able to get some sleep tonight!

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