by alviarin (1651 Posts), Fri Apr 29, 2011 06:54 am
I was not put on BP meds when pregnant, probably because my BPs were very labile. So even though I had some highs I also had lots of normal readings (though less and less as pregnancy progressed). And for the most part my highs weren't severely high, and for a while I could keep my pressures down with rest.
Unfortunately after my second pregnancy my BP stayed high, with my diastolic staying in the 80s and 90s for the most part. So I am on a low dose of BP meds to keep my diastolic down a bit in order to lower my long term risks. I am also apparently salt-sensitive now. I am heavier than I have ever been, so I'm still hopeful that I could wean off BP meds after loosing weight.
Now that I'm considered a "chronic hypertensive", If I become pregnant again my doc predicts I will need my BP medication adjusted upwards.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)