I stumbled on this site out of a little bit of desperation. Here's my story: I had my 2nd baby 3/21 this year. My pregnancy was great, awesome bp readings the whole way (same as first). I had trace protein for the last several office visits, I think even +1 at one point but it went back down. Great, drug free delivery, happy baby... Then I went in for my first pp checkup at 8 weeks after. Bp was 140/100. It's been a whirlwind almost 5 weeks since of fear, hope, discouragement. I've been to the ER twice. I've been on atenolol and captopril which made me feel awful, then on to bystolic and enalapril low doses. Those were doubled after a few days. Then I saw a bp specialist after a couple more days and was switched to labetalol instead of bystolic. I'm now up to 20 mg of enalapril 2x/day and 200 mg labetalol 3x/day and it just spiked back up to 187/115 tonight
Both ER docs thought it was postpartum hypertension but my OB, general practitioner and bp specialist aren't so sure. I've had kidney CT scan, lots of blood work, 24 hour urine catch... I'm reaching the end of my rope here! I guess I'm just looking for some support here. Really wishing to hear similar experiences but not so sure anyone's case is as odd as mine
has anyone had bp medicines not work? I'm young, thin, otherwise healthy, no family history of hypertension before menopause... Any thoughts appreciated!!