Hello, I am two weeks postpartum. I had an emergency csection because of cord problems. I delivered at 38 weeks. Ever since my delivery I have been extremely dizzy. My last month of pregnacy my BP was in the 130-140's over 80-90's, During delivery it was 180/90, post delivery the first few days was 160-180/ 80-90. None of these numbers ever concerned my doctor. Last week my dizziness became so severe that I went to DR. office twice, both times he told me that it was not pregnancy related and to see a neurologist. Later that afternoon I went to ER because of dizziness. At ER it was found that my BP was 210/120! Hospital immediately admitted me to ICU where I was placed on mag drip for almost 24 hours. I spent 2 night is ICU and one night in telemetry, where my BP lowered slightly to 175/94- I was sent home on BP meds-now I am regulated with BP at 112/70 (normal for me) Yet, still horribly dizzy. In the hospital I had every imaginable blood test, MRI, MRA, Cat Scan, ETC.- Nobody found any reason for my high BP or dizziness. The diagnosis the hospital made was "Post Partum Preclampsia" although, my OBGYN does not believe it is because I do not have protein in my urine. I did have very swollen feet for the last 2 mos of pregenancy and for one week post partum. My questions are as follows:
1. Was my BP high enough that my DR. should have recognized a problem?
2. Does preclampsia ever have dizziness associated with it?
3. Does there have to be protein in the urine?
4. If it may be post partum preclampsia- how long does it last for, and how can I make it go away (since I already delivered baby)
Thank you for your help