by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:30 pm
Leeann, thanks for your input. The problem with my experience last week is, it WAS the doctor who chose to have me skip a dose. That's what frustrates me the most right now because, as you said, when doses are skipped its harder to control my bp. Now, in retrospect, I'm thinking "duh...!" Didn't they know this?? It's almost a week later and I've now gone a full day with regular bp. My problem wasn't even as much them modifying my dosage. If you're going to have me skip, then monitor. I don't know if it's due to lupus or what but my bp situation is NOT like most peoples. You can go long with me unmediated and expect normal bp. That was also my huge problem with them and why I've changed hospitals. Those doctors, if they reviewed my case... they all claim they had, know I stayed in the hospital last October for 2 weeks trying to get my bp stable. I came back to ER (labor and delivery twice) several times because my bp was over 230/130. THEN, it took about 11 weeks postpartum to find the right dosage and get me stabilized. So, no, I agree with you. But, the doctor is the one suggesting I skip Labetelol. Only one doctor though. They weren't even all on the same page, conflicting directions. My bp is fine now. I take exactly what I took before they intervened. I've also changed hospitals!
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! :)