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BP meds

Postby jenn122 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 03:12 pm

by jenn122 (143 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 03:12 pm

Ok, so at my first ob appointment by bp was 105/50, second was 115/63, and third was 123/77. Now its running about 135/80. It seems to be slowly creeping up. I was on bp meds (I cant remember the name) after my daughter was born, but never while I was pregnant. I dont know why because I had PIH to begin with?

Do you think I should be started on meds now or will they wait until it gets even higher? It just seems like if they keep the bp down PE could possibly not reappear or at least not until later?

Jennifer

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Re : BP meds

Postby akemt » Wed Feb 11, 2004 06:37 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 06:37 pm

I was under the impression that it was the norm not to treat till BP hit the 150/100 range. I posted that in response to a similar question and Anne said that some doctors would treat earlier to try and stave off further complications, like you've said. I too am seeing a slow rise in my BP...much like yours and at about the same time, if that's not funny! lol I've been watching for a rise in BP because I feel that I am at risk for chronic/essential hypertension. A diagnosis of hypertension before 20 weeks (even with normal BP outside of pregnancy like we have) is normally considered chornic hypertension. My bp just hit the 134-6/88 yesterday so I don't think it is a new "norm" for me yet, but will watch and be sure.

Oh, and I was on meds after delivery (HCTZ) and not while pregnant. I also had PIH. I think I was not put on meds durring pregnancy for two reasons, I had Oligo (so the risk of IUGR was probably too high) and my BP's while increasing did not hit a steady 150/100 till about delivery time. I stayed labile for a long time. Actually, that's partly why I'm thinking I'm a great candidate for the chronic htn...The fact that I had the BP issue for so long without ever developing protein. It obviously caused other problems, though. WOW...this got long! SORRY!

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Re : BP meds

Postby akemt » Wed Feb 11, 2004 06:48 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 06:48 pm

Also, I was just reading in the ask the experienced forum and found a very similar topic with some answers:

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2153

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Re : BP meds

Postby jenn122 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:31 am

by jenn122 (143 Posts), Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:31 am

Thanks for the reply [:)] It sounds like we have kind of the same issues. At least we arent alone. I had never heard that bp meds may harm the placenta. Now I have no clue what the best thing to do is. I guess it's all a waiting game.

Jennifer

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