Hi Susan - I'm so sorry that you feel like no one understands how important these blood pressure-controlling drugs are. I know that they are. It took a long while to get my bp under control after I gave birth. One of my drugs has remained constant, and the other three were tinkered with by countless doctors until I finally went back to my perinatologist for a preconception visit, at which point he stabilized everything. Hopefully, you can sit your cardiologist down and tell him/her these are my concerns, this is what I'm doing (low salt, exercise, and meditation), and this is what I want--to have a baby. I hope that your cardiologist will help you achieve your goals and address all of your concerns like my perinatologist did. It is the most frustrating (and frightening) thing in the world when you have to keep upping/changing meds. Sending lots of good wishes and thoughts your way. I want it to all work out for you, please keep us posted.
Norlisa Keffer(35), Washington State Coordinator / Moderator, Mothers of Multiples / Co-Moderator, Trying to Conceive
(essential hypertension diagnosed before pregnancy, post-partum preeclampsia)
DH, Gordon (37)
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