by email@example.com (322 Posts), Fri May 04, 2007 11:29 pm
I am 32 weeks 6 days pregnant (2nd pregnancy), on 100 mg of altenolol/day, and 10 mg/procardia (for bp too, put on that a week ago). 1600 mg of mag ox/day (even with that much mag is still low), bp readings of 150's/100's, and last weekly 24 hr urine protein was 730 (will repeat May 6th), and on modified bedrest. the week before 24 hr urine was 499. I can't remember my albumin levels exactly, but they are low too. creatinine was also low this last 24/urine and blood work.
I have one kidney (for over 10 years), stage 2 renal disease, have renal hypertension (when not pregnant it is 100/70 on 50 mg/day altenolol, before any pregnancy i was on an ace inhibitor, dosage was 20 mg/day, but i can't remember what it was), and about 100-200 level of protein in a 24 hr urine.
I live in a very rural area and my ob hasn't had a patient like me before. my nephrologist defers to my ob for my treatment. Do I have pre-eclampsia? Am I receiving good care? I didn't get this bad with first pregnancy (induced at 39 weeks with 830 protein 24 urine and was on 150 mg/day altenolol - bp was 150/90's). I have been seeing my OB 2x/week for the last 2 weeks. He tells me that for me, it's not that bad, and I shouldn't worry, anyone else though, and they would already be delivered.
thank you in advance for listening to me, and hopefully you can provide some reassurance.