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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 08:30 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Thu Jul 11, 2013 08:30 pm

How are you today? Have you seen the peri yet? Thinking of you and your baby.
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Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Fri Jul 12, 2013 00:56 am

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Fri Jul 12, 2013 00:56 am

I've been a little off today but BP was pretty good all day. A while afte to got home I wasn't feeling well so I checked my BP and saw that it jumped up to 125/108 I gave it a few minutes and chances again and it was 120's/106 waited a little longer and it got really low like 106/59 and now it seems to have regulated at around 117/74. I plan on telling my doctor about this when I see her but the huge random jumps I record worry me.
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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 05:10 am

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Fri Jul 12, 2013 05:10 am

I would not wait until your next appointment, but call and report these high BP readings. Let your doctor decide if you need to be seen earlier. Such high readings are worrisome. BP that swings back and forth like that is often referred to as labile. Your body is trying to regulate, but eventually the BP will remain high. Please call and keep us posted as you can.
~Julija (40)
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sat Jul 13, 2013 01:36 am

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Sat Jul 13, 2013 01:36 am

I didn't get around to calling my doctor but I know she will just tell me to take it easy and put me on bedrest until my next appointment on Monday with the perinate specialists. So I'm gonna try to take it easy until then. The headaches have been coming back but when I have the actual headache my BP seems fine. I don't think I'm developing preeclampsia but it is better to be safe than sorry.
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Re: New and confused

Postby MomTimesThree » Sat Jul 13, 2013 06:15 pm

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Sat Jul 13, 2013 06:15 pm

It's always better to be safe than sorry. I hope you'll call should any symptoms reoccur or you hit those high pressures again.
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sat Jul 13, 2013 08:23 pm

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Sat Jul 13, 2013 08:23 pm

I've stayed in bed all day and it seems like as long as I'm laying down my BP is normal. At one point it dropped extremely low but it hasn't been high today with the exception of one 139/80 reading.
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:53 am

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:53 am

So last night my BP decided to shoot up. I took a shower and laid down and it eventually went back down but every time I got up it would rise again. I will call my doctor today but like I said before she is just going to tell me to lay on my left side. I have an appointment tomorrow with the perinatal specialist tomorrow so hopefully I can keep it down at least until then.
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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 05:13 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Sun Jul 14, 2013 05:13 pm

How high did it go? You can always go to L&D to get checked. PE can move fast, and unless they draw blood and check your urine, nobody knows if you haven't yet developed PE or not.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sun Jul 14, 2013 05:26 pm

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Sun Jul 14, 2013 05:26 pm

It was at 156/90 at the highest. And going back down the numbers started to fluctuate so sometimes sistolic was super high and others diastolic was super high. The highest it got today was 140/80 but that was after being up and active for a few minutes. Since then it's been good but I still have a headache. I'm hoping everything goes smoothly for the rest of the day and I can voice my concerns with the doctor tomorrow morning.
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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 09:26 am

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Mon Jul 15, 2013 09:26 am

When you talk to the peri today, I would ask what your "call-in" and "go-in" numbers are, so you'll have something to go by. If your BP reaches that number, you'd call the doctors office or go directly to L&D.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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