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When I took Labetalol it did nothing to my bloodpressure. My doctor always asked me to call if the medication did not seem to lower my bloodpressure and/or lower it too much. Can you call your doctor before your visit in Friday; perhaps they want you to adjust your dosage before Friday, to see how your body reacts. How have your pressures been today?
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE
I'm not sure, but someone out there knows because they've been on both in a subsequent pregnancy...
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?
Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy
I have been on atenolol the whole pregnancy and the dr just added hydralazine on Tuesday. I haven't seen a change in bp yet. How long does it usually take? (I took 3 doses on Tuesday, 4 yesterday and one so far today.)
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