by brandib (508 Posts), Wed Jun 02, 2010 01:03 pm
My BP spikes if I sneeze lol. Okay not really, that was a joke, but seriously, if I'm walking up the steps doing laundry or just haven't sat down in a while, my BP spikes. It stays higher anyways, but if I'm too active it goes toooo high. The other night I was cleaning up the house and my head was hurting worse and worse and I didn't want to be "paranoid" so I didn't stop to take my pressure, but finally I had to sit down. So I sat down for about fifteen minutes and took my BP.....surprise surprise it was 150/114. Thats still on 400mg twice a day of Labetelol.
I'm young too (25) and I understand how you feel. I feel like I have the body of a 65yr old woman! I want my healthy vascular system back *sigh*!! With this last pregnancy I six other friends pregnant with me. One went past her due date with a BEAUTIFUL problems free pregnancy and delivery. Another went naturally with a problem free pregnancy at 38.5weeks, another went past her due date and other than having a hard time pushing her little girl out, she had a beautiful problems free pregnancy. Another 39 weeks right now with a beautiful pregnancy, another was just induced past her due date with her third child in three years and all beautiful full term pregnancies, BUT-----in December, my very close friend lost her son at 34 weeks to preeclampsia. She had to deliver him and he was only 2lbs 10oz. I know how it feels to YEARN for a normal problem free healthy pregnancy and to not have the whole hospital in the room with you when you deliver and not deal with the Nicu and high risk teams, BUT----I thank God that at least I have my baby here with me and she's healthy now. Soooooo many women have lost their children and their own lives to PE and me and my friend each had miscarriages at the same time and got pregnant again at the same time and now I'm holding my baby and she only has Jacobs hand and a feet prints a few pictures.
It's hard though I know. It makes you wonder if you should really take a chance again and try for another child or just be happy with what you have. You know what, at least we all have each other and this wonderful website to help us all cope with what we've all been through. I know that once you've been touched by Pe----you're never the same.