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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby catrinasweetie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 03:09 pm

by catrinasweetie (13 Posts), Wed Aug 22, 2012 03:09 pm

So I called the doctors office and am waiting for a reply... Last bp 10 minutes ago was 153/92. Funny, I thought my bps would be down today since I started that med!! Thank, everyone for your reassurance. I'm so glad I found this site! I hate calling the doctor so much. I don't want to be "that" patient, but I also don't want to have a stroke or something! And I want my little boy to be healthy!!
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby catrinasweetie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 06:00 pm

by catrinasweetie (13 Posts), Wed Aug 22, 2012 06:00 pm

Dr said to lay on my left side and take my bp in an hour. It was just 181/89. Waiting for my husband to come home so i can go to l&d...
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby trish » Wed Aug 22, 2012 07:43 pm

by trish (2949 Posts), Wed Aug 22, 2012 07:43 pm

I hope you are already at L&D with those pressures! Update us when you can. Hang in there. (((HUGS)))
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby catrinasweetie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:26 pm

by catrinasweetie (13 Posts), Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:26 pm

Well, I'm at l&d. Dr thinks my severe headache is due to the procardia. They are changing my med to labetalol. I've been here for about three hours and bps have been 140-150/80-90. I just took my first labetalol, so we'll see what happens... I would really really like for my headache to go away! They did draw labs again. So we'll see what those show. I will keep you posted! Thanks again to everyone for your input!!!
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Aug 23, 2012 01:42 am

by MomTimesThree (571 Posts), Thu Aug 23, 2012 01:42 am

So glad you went in. I hope the headache is just medication related, either way- glad you are there and being monitored. It's the best place to be with so many symptoms. Keep posted when you can.
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2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby catrinasweetie » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:32 am

by catrinasweetie (13 Posts), Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:32 am

Well, I started the labetalol last night when I posted and within 35-45 minutes my bps came down to 120s/60s. I felt soo much better. Headache went away and I felt wonderful. They discharged me saying labs were fine and to stop procardia and use labetalol twice a day, 200 mg. I took that one at 1030 at night. Got up for my ultrasound at 730 and had headache again and bp 148/87 without getting out of bed. Hadn't filled the prescription yet cuz we got released at1 am and had us appt at 8. Went to ultrasound where my little guy is doing fabulous, measuring a week ahead, but had terrible headache the whole time. Finally got my prescription, so hopefully headache will go away soon! Thanks for everything so far! I'll keep you guys posted!
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Aug 23, 2012 01:54 pm

by MomTimesThree (571 Posts), Thu Aug 23, 2012 01:54 pm

Glad baby looked great this morning.

I can't believe a hospital released you at 1am without a prescription! Oy! What is your provider thinkin' about your pressure related headache?
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby catrinasweetie » Thu Aug 23, 2012 04:29 pm

by catrinasweetie (13 Posts), Thu Aug 23, 2012 04:29 pm

I'm not sure as far as the headache goes. They seem to think it was due to the procardia, but I'm pretty sure it's due to the pressures. I just don't know...
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby alviarin » Sat Aug 25, 2012 01:54 pm

by alviarin (1651 Posts), Sat Aug 25, 2012 01:54 pm

How are you feeling today?

I hope the headache is gone, or that you were able to talk to the doc about your persistent headache.
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(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)
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Re: Questions re: Procardia XL and pre-eclampsia

Postby catrinasweetie » Wed Aug 29, 2012 09:51 am

by catrinasweetie (13 Posts), Wed Aug 29, 2012 09:51 am

Hi guys, sorry it's been a few days! Update... Since I started the labetalol I have felt remarkably better! It took a few days for everything to even out and for the med to work the entire 12 hours, but now my pressures are consistently 120-130s/80-90. Still a little high for me, but yay better than how I was feeling previously! Swelling has gone down, lost four lbs from last weeks appt to this week. I'm able to do more around the house also. According to my ob yesterday, baby is still really high, but this is my fourth, so I know he probably won't drop til I go into labor... I now have to go for nonstress tests twice a week and bpps (ultrasounds) once weekly until I have him. I Joe 36 w 3 days today and he said he won't let me go past 39 weeks. I thought that was a little far, but I guess he's okay with me continuing since I'm doing well on the meds... The headache came and went according to my pressures the first three days on labetalol, but since then it's been gone, thank goodness!!! Hopefully things continue on a positive note! Thanks again everyone for your support and encouragement! It's nice to know other people know what you're going through! I'll keep you guys updated!
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