by l412angel (1746 Posts), Wed May 05, 2010 02:22 pm
Now we play the waiting game! I had my final follow up with the Cardiologist (Dr. C) today. It went great! My BP was 94/70 and pulse 88. Let me add quickly that I hate it when nurses take it on the right side and put your arm lower. I always seem to get higher readings that way. This nurse took it left arm and held it above my heart. I like when stuff is done right.! So all the tests came back 100% normal! I have a natural higher heart rate but thats ok and no worries.
Dr. C also told me to stop taking my cholesterol medication! I will be TTC in June and he said to stop it and not to worry about my cholesterol for the time being. Basically the whole year I am off of it in the grand scheme of things, does not effect me.
Dr. C said he would not be testing my cholesterol while pregnant nor would be put me on any type of medication and that includes Niacin. I trust him...after all he does specialize in cholesterol!
So just a little bit on fish oil. It seems to be contraversiaol during pregnancy if you have had or are at risk for getting Preeclampsia. Dr. C said that not to take it, of course he said to discuss this with my MFM which I will. Basically a lot of vitamins have a lot of fillers in them, which is basically nothing, so you can ACTUALLY get a perscription for fish oil. So I will take all that up with my MFM.
So what am I waiting for? Well had testing today to make sure my Vit D is back to normal as my as my thyroid and urine. Fingers crossed!!! Looks like we will be TTC in JUNE! ahhhhhhhh! Im way more excited than I am nervous and I know that I have a fabulous Interal Medicine Doc, MFM, OB and Cardiologist if I need one!
BTW cardiologist recommended the BP cuff...its said to be the best. Omron Women's Advanced Ellite 7300W. I have a wrist cuff and was advised that the wrist ones are a no no and the best ones are the actual cuff ones! So that is my next purchase!