by alviarin (1686 Posts), Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:47 am
Sorry you arent feeling well but welcone to the forums. How long has it been since you delivered?
How high are your pressures on meds?
Unfortunately pre-e can strike up to six weeks postpartum, and can get worse before it gets better. And sometimes it just takes time to heal from preeclampsia, for our bodies to mop up all the chemicals dumped by the placenta and repair the damage.
After my first was born I was so swollen they gave me a diuretic to help me get rid of the extra fluid.
After my second was born, I became worse after delivery. My blood pressure peaked a week postpartum on meds before starting to come back down over the next several weeks.
Hang in there, and please let your care provider know if you have any new or worsening symptoms.
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)