by celticepona (1273 Posts), Mon May 03, 2004 05:32 pm
I am so glad to know I am not alone! I was diagnosed with mild preclampsia at 36 weeks, and was confined to bedrest on my left side. ONe week later, I had hyperreflexia, and my ob decided to induce me in two days. I developed the severe migranes, I went back to the hospital 3 times with them for non stress tests, but since they said my bp went down on my left side, that the headaches were not related to the preclampisa...I do not believe that. I delivered a healthy baby girl April 1st., My doc continued me on bedrest for two weeks, at my two week checkup, bp still up there, 150/101, so they sent me to my regular doctor and said it was a more chronic condition, they never said I still had preclampsia. My reg doc put me on Norvasc, one week later, my bp shot up to 176/123. I went back last monday, and they put me on Norvasc, Altace, and Celexa to try to calm me down. I have been on these meds for a week. My bp is all over the place, remains in the 130s/80s, or 90s most of the time, but sometimes shoots up to the 100s still. I still have hyperreflexia. I accidently tapped my baby on the forehead (not hard though)trying to put a pacifier in her mouth, my husband noticed it, and I never realized it. I feel twitchy all the time, especially when I get tired. My hands and legs jerk when I try to do simple tasks, do I have permanent nerve damage? Does anyone else have this? I am never getting pregnant again, this has scared me to death.