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Hypertension at 13 weeks

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Hypertension at 13 weeks

Postby annegarrett » Tue Feb 11, 2003 05:11 pm

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Tue Feb 11, 2003 05:11 pm

I am 13 weeks and my OB says I have all the signs of pre-e BP 150/90, protein in urine, headache and rapid HR 120bpm. However he swears that can't be correct. I have PIH with my son, but it didn't get serious until 38 weeks when I went on strict bedrest, my BP was 170/96 but I don't remember if I had protein in my urine. I am on Aldomet but am still getting headaches and my BP rising considerably with activity. Does anyone have any information on this...please!
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Re : Hypertension at 13 weeks

Postby annegarrett » Tue Feb 11, 2003 05:12 pm

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Tue Feb 11, 2003 05:12 pm

Having this degree of hypertension at 13 weeks is concerning. Given the very high heart rate, you might respond to a ß-blocker such as atenolol or metprolol. Your doctor might also check to see if your thyroid is hyperactive.

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