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Progesterone Connection???

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Progesterone Connection???

Postby kim » Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:17 pm

Before I EVER got pregnant (months before), I was given Provera (Progesterone) to force AF (I was 2 mos late).. Well, I had also gone into the doc for the flu around the same time, and according to my chart, my bp was 132/88. The month before that appt, it was 100/60 and three weeks after it was 105/60.

Well, in May, I was 6 mos pp and I had one AF 6 weeks pp and then she packed up and left for good. I was on labetalol 100mg bid and bp was registering 115/75 (I was having bi-weekly bp checks). Well, I was given Provera again (very small dose this time) and, sure enough, three days into the treatment, my bp was 130/100!

Right now, I'm still on Benicar, but yesterday bp was 100/60. I'm staying on the meds b/c I have to do a cycle of low-dose estrogen followed by lower dose Provera so I can have my IUD put in. So, I'll be watching to see if the bp takes off again.

I also had hyperemesis gravidarum and I've read a theory that hg women may make more pg hormones. I wonder if it is all connected?

Any thoughts?

Kim
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Re : Progesterone Connection???

Postby expert on call » Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:16 pm

Your response to hormonal therapy is consistent with having chronic hypertension. Benicar is an angiotensin receptor blocker, a very effective antihypertensive agent with positive impact on long-term health. It is not a problem in the first trimester but should be stopped as soon as you know that you are pregnant.

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