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My Cardologist Visit

Postby susan belisle » Fri Jul 09, 2004 06:28 pm

by susan belisle (591 Posts), Fri Jul 09, 2004 06:28 pm

Saw my heart dr. today. Did not go well. But it did not go bad either. However I am Very Sad. My heart rate is 142/90 in the office and 133/75 at home?! So maybe it was a case of white coat syndrome but then again maybe not. Anyhow it looks like Methldopa may not be working. Currently on 750 MG 3x a day and Labetalol 200 mg x a day. Both are pg safe but he really cationed us that Labetalol is a class C and the risk of being pg with a class go up. Well Duh I know I am high risk. But it freaked DH out and he is just not excited about having another baby but at the same time he is worried that he shouldn't tell me no.

I feel so defeted at this point. We agreed to wait out the next month and see what happens with meds. But they are high amounts, although according to my Dr. MG levels don't really matter when calculating the risk to the baby. It is just if my BP goes up they are limited to how they can work the meds. There is just no way to predect what is going to happen. But no one seems to think that nothing bad could happen.



Susan
Interuption 06/23/01 @20 wks
Carly 04/24/02 30 wks 3lbs 6 oz
ttc again with pg induced hypertention
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Re : My Cardologist Visit

Postby 5thtymachrm » Fri Jul 09, 2004 08:03 pm

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Fri Jul 09, 2004 08:03 pm

~~~~HUGS~~~~~
I am so sorry you had a visit that wasn't uplifting. Have you seen a perinatologist that specializes in high bp yet? here are some links to find one if you don't already have one..You can use these 2 websites to search for dr.s in your area: www.nasshp.org and www.smfm.org .

Cardiologists are not obstetricians, they are looking out for you and your heart but can't always relate to pg issues. That is where the perinatologist comes in, they know of several other ways. I personally take atenolol and lisinopril(stop the lisinopril as soon as +++). I spent half of my last pg on atenolol like many other women here and we made it through to 37wks. There are other options. Please don't get so sad :o( there must be a way for this to work. To give you an idea of bp changes...In march 2004 my nonpg bp was at 220/130 and a pulse around 140. I had started on lisinopril and it dropped to 160/100, then my peri added in atenolol again and now it has been down at 110/70 and pulses around 80-90.

I wish you all the good in life, know that there are LOTS of opinions out there, don't lose hope.

Elizabeth

Indigo E. 11/20/03:37wks, PIH
ttc #2 is a go!
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Re : My Cardologist Visit

Postby angelkat » Fri Jul 09, 2004 08:11 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Fri Jul 09, 2004 08:11 pm

Susan...

Hang in there!... Please do yourself a favor and have a High Risk (Peri) look over your case. They can come up with different med combo's that work and that are safe for pg. For example.... I'm currently taking Lab 200 (4x day) and Hydralazine 25 mg (4x day) with that combo I am holding my own in the third trimester!.

When I first started with this preg I was on Lab 200mg (2x day) then we went to 3x day then added Hydra 25 mg every 8 hours then another increase to 4 x days. They also took me out of work when I was 10 weeks preg thinking that my job is way to stressful to have HTN and preg at the same time. (At times, I think being home is more stressful than at work)...

Hopefully they will come up with a good med combo for you to have a safe and wonderful preg!!!


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Re : My Cardologist Visit

Postby norlisa k » Sat Jul 10, 2004 09:24 am

by norlisa k (745 Posts), Sat Jul 10, 2004 09:24 am

Hi Susan - Along with Elizabeth and Tracy, I "third" the idea of seeing a perinatologist. Elizabeth gave you two good websites to check out, and I think that seeing one will help you at least get on a path to regulating the blood pressure and preparing your body for pregnancy. Hope you find a wonderful one like Elizabeth and I have--they're out there--one who will find the right meds for you and help keep your hopes up and support you. Please don't lose hope, remember we're here to listen and support.

With many hugs,
Norlisa

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Re : My Cardologist Visit

Postby susan belisle » Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:42 am

by susan belisle (591 Posts), Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:42 am

OMG this place is so amazing. I went to the websites. Thank you so much for reffering it to me. I saw a lot of famliar names on the list. Some are part of my OBGYN's team but they are in a different city, level of expertise and so on. So I will ring them up on Monday and set up and appointment. Too bad the first time we meat them was to find out our first wasn't gonna make it.

T I have been following your post here and there since I came on board. We have simalar complications with our pgs. I keep reffering to you everytime I talk to my Heart Doc. All my "yeah but's" start with I know one girl who Bla Bla Bla.... Then I am reminded that we are all different and all pg are different. But anything is possible with pre-e right. BTW what is HNT's stand for?

Susan
Interuption 06/23/01 @20 wks
Carly 04/24/02 30 wks 3lbs 6 oz
ttc again with pg induced hypertention
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Re : My Cardologist Visit

Postby 5thtymachrm » Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:47 am

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:47 am

HTN=hypertension

Elizabeth

Indigo E. 11/20/03:37wks, PIH
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Re : My Cardologist Visit

Postby angelkat » Sat Jul 10, 2004 03:48 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Sat Jul 10, 2004 03:48 pm

Susan...

I sent you an e-mail!!!

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