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Postby mychaelelaine » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:52 am

by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:52 am

Hi all!

Does anyone still have extremely high blood pressure after delivery? I had chronic hypertension before having my daughter, but it was under control. Almost 3 months later and on tons of medication (1800 mgs of Labetelol and 120 mgs of Procardia), it is still high progressively at night. I wake up and it's fine. Around late afternoon, it's elevated (e.g. 160/110). It rises as the night progresses even though I've taken my afternoon dosage. By 9/10 pm, it will be very high (e.g. 208/142). I take my night dosage and it slowly goes down. My, pcp, obgyn and nephrology/hypertension keep blaming it on lupus, preeclampsia, and hellp. I think they have no clue what to do so they just insist on saying, "it's abnormal for your bp to still be high but, you have lupus." I'm confused AND worried. Anyone else experiencing this???
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)
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Re: blood pressure

Postby caryn » Thu Jan 12, 2012 05:46 pm

by caryn (10159 Posts), Thu Jan 12, 2012 05:46 pm

Yes - there's a current thread here: ... 12&t=44293
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
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DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy
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