I was sent here from another forum, hoping that that you all could shed some light on some recent BP readings I've been getting!
I had a docs appt on Monday, and BP reading was 112/72. Yesterday (Weds) I woke up and fainted, so I stayed home from work. 8 hours later I went to the closest drug store and had my BP tested... 141/64 (heart rate 106). That reading seemed odd to me, so I went back again today (Thurs) and got a reading of135/99 which REALLY scared me.. .took the test again a minute later and it went down to 128/74 (heart rate 136)
What is going on? Should I be concerned? This is my first pregnancy and I've had friends who have had PE, so it's a huge concern of mine and something I know I cannot take lightly. Also, I'm 23 weeks along.
I should add that I have been suffering from mild anxiety for about 5 years, nothing too bad.. but maybe that's affecting the readings??
Everyones telling me I'm overreacting, but I feel as though you guys can help. If I'm overreacting please tell me, that will calm my nerves. And if it sounds like something that should be of concern please let me know that too. I live in Canada and we do not have a L&D (I think thats what people have been calling it on this forum?). We just have regular emergency rooms, which literally (no joke) I will be in the waiting room for 4-6 hours waiting to see a doctor.