by suz65 (2 Posts), Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:05 pm
I had PE in both of my pregnancies, including one that turned up toward the end of my pregnancy at 37 weeks and continued into the postpartum period (Had to go back to the hospital 4 days postpartum because of bad PE postpartum). After returning home and bed rest for the next few weeks, I still stayed swollen to find out at my 6 weeks checkup that my blood pressure was still very high 160/105 even though the protein was no longer in my urine. I took blood pressure medicine diuretic for another 8 weeks and was fine after that for a few years.
I to developed high blood pressure later on...4 years later when my youngest was in preschool. I noticed I started feeling strange like I did during my pregnancy and had a friend who was a nurse take my blood pressure to find it was high. That was 8 yrs. ago and I am still on blood pressure meds. to this day. Now I have developed high cholestrol and LDL, and just found out I have the genetic MTHFR gene. I am on a low fat cholesterol diet at age 44 and have a marker for arterial inflammation.
Pre-eclampsia & postpartum PE
CT homozygosity MTFHR
High BP currently
Healthy boys: Andrew -16 yrs.
Michael -12 yrs.