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Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 06:14 pm
by ebonymama
Hello everyone,
How you'll doing?
It's been a while
I wanted to post pictures of my children who is healthy and doing well but I don't know how to do it.
You can see them on my FB profile..

Apart from that.. I remember reading on here that once you have suffered from preeclampsia and or hypertension you should start seeing a cardiologist...

Well unfortunately my cardiology journey has's only been thirteen months since my last baby
I experience heart pain, swelling in legs and fatigue from time to time..
So gonna b seeing a cardiologist soon...
Currently on a bunch of hypertension meds and carvedilol pill which is for heart failure and hypertension.. prescribed after brief hospitalization recently...

So I trying to remain positive.. I Thank God everyday for sparing my life to bring forth my kiddies.. I know he will give me more time with them...

Wishing everyone God speed until I get back.


Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 00:59 am
by sam10
How are you doing? I am sorry it has been a difficult time.

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 04:19 pm
by alviarin
Sorry to hear you had a rough time, how are you doing?

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 03:21 am
by ebonymama
ok long awaited conclusion....
bb arrived march 8th after failed induction turned into emergency c section....

only managed to leave hospital two days ago....

now dealing with major major post partum issues...

gonna come by later on and speak about it... too weak and afraid now to go into details...

so wanna thank everyone for all the support..

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 06:52 am
by MomTimesThree
I'm not sure about the aspirin- I'm sure another momma will chime in with their experience.

I'm so thankful to hear that you are still hanging in there!! I'm keeping crossables crossed the next few weeks go as smoothly as possible!!


Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:31 pm
by ebonymama
So hi everyone, just wanted to come to update... Had a scare at week 33
Bp elevated pass 160/100.

Had to be hospitalized
But u know what... By some miracle... LABETALOL was adminitered... This is something started recently to my rescue of course... So elated...

So here is the thing... I wanna focus on that moving forward because I wasn't sure what to expect.

So was given 20mg of labetalol by 20mg of magnesium sulphate by 10mg of puriton in case any allergic reaction to the labetalol...
Bp went down extremely slowly over a period of three hours.... But it still went up again so another 20mg labetalol was given.. Bp was neutralize first night but still wasn't stable. .

Next night same dosage of labetalol again but was already on 2250mg of methyldopa along with 20mg of nifedipine so the nifedipine was increased to 40mg which caused more bp control... However what was finally done was administer 1000g of methyldopa/aldomet and 20mg of nifedipine every 8hrs which is holding bp at bay hopefully until week 35 which an emergency c section will be the target or by week 37 for an induction which I rather...

But I have confidence my bp gonna hold until week 37. This week I will be 34 weeks so WE are hanging on....

Apart from that i still take the 81mg of aspirin.. Calcium, vitamin d, zinc, magnesium, omega 369, folic acid, iron along with pregnacare prenatal vitamins....

Should the aspirin be stopped at some point? I think I have seen that some where...

I say T minus three weeks.. So the count down is on folks..

Let's continue to pray...
Talk to you soon...

Thanks everyone for your concerns and prayers..

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 07:43 am
by MomTimesThree
So glad to see an update and that you are hanging in there! 32 weeks is substantial! I will keep all crossables crossed you are stable enough for many more weeks.

Congrats on a boy! What fun!


Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 00:49 am
by ebonymama
Hey everyone, Happy New Year.

Well this is just a quick update..
Im still here very pregnant at 32 weeks.
Its a boy.. Thank the Heavens....
Bp stable with lots of medication..
2250mg methldopa/aldomet
81mg aspirin
20mg nifedipine- that one I take self medicated

BP is between 125-140/80-95 throughout the day.... So wanna make it to between. 35-37 weeks so I could be induced...

So that's what happening at this time...

Amma b back soon...
Continue to pray for us...
Thanks for yours prayers and support...

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 02:57 am
by sam10
How are you doing? Is the medication keeping your BP in check? I have been thinking of you and hope all is well!

Re: chronic hypertension

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 01:15 am
by sam10
Hello and welcome back! Congratulations on your pregnancy! It is very scary to go through a pregnancy again after having had PE. The good thing is that you know what can happen and you also know much better what your care needs are and can advocate for yourself in a very different way. I hope that the medication will keep your BP stable throughout pregnancy. The medications that have been prescribed are common during pregnancy. Please keep us posted on how you are doing throughout your pregnancy as you are able!
Glad to hear your little one is keeping you busy :D