BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till tmw?

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby caryn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:38 pm

Keep us posted as you're able.
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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby GeorgiaGirl » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:28 pm

168/103... calling the on-call doctor....
Julia, age 40
six first-trimester miscarriages
expecting a miracle baby May 3, 2012
diagnosed with chronic hypertension at 22 weeks; high risk of PE (extremely low PAPP-A, bilateral uterine artery notching and other risk factors)
diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 27w5d
delivered my miracle baby, John Jr. ("Jack") at 29w1d, 2 pounds 8 ounces of absolute perfection

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby caryn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:25 pm

I would love to tell you you're fine to stay home, but I went from trace proteinuria to over a +4 in under a week and didn't have a headache, either. This disease is sneaky.
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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby GeorgiaGirl » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:23 pm

OMG... okay... this is a new monitor and I don't know how accurate it is... Going to take another reading now that I've been lying on my side for a bit and make a decision... :(
Julia, age 40
six first-trimester miscarriages
expecting a miracle baby May 3, 2012
diagnosed with chronic hypertension at 22 weeks; high risk of PE (extremely low PAPP-A, bilateral uterine artery notching and other risk factors)
diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 27w5d
delivered my miracle baby, John Jr. ("Jack") at 29w1d, 2 pounds 8 ounces of absolute perfection

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby caryn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:17 pm

I would go. Pressures like that correlate well to abruption.

They've got the equipment to make sure things really are okay, and the worst that can happen if you go is an annoying lecture from them about how you're fine, which is much better than the worst thing that can happen if you're really getting sick!
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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Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy

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BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till tmw?

Postby GeorgiaGirl » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:11 pm

I am on 250mg methyldopa 3x/day for hypertension. My BP readings have been high anyway at my last 8 or so OB appointments (no proteinuria yet) and the OB said there was no need to raise my dosage yet... but yikes, tonight's home readings have been through the roof (super stressful night).

I decided to double tonight's dose of methyldopa and am now in bed for the night on my left side.

Do you think I'll be okay just going to my scheduled OB appointment in the morning or am I in serious danger in spite of jst having taken methyldopa? I'd call the on-call doctor to ask this but I have no idea how to do that... my hunch is I'll be okay for tonight since I have no headache or visual disturbances or anything.
Julia, age 40
six first-trimester miscarriages
expecting a miracle baby May 3, 2012
diagnosed with chronic hypertension at 22 weeks; high risk of PE (extremely low PAPP-A, bilateral uterine artery notching and other risk factors)
diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 27w5d
delivered my miracle baby, John Jr. ("Jack") at 29w1d, 2 pounds 8 ounces of absolute perfection


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