by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Tue Nov 11, 2003 02:49 am
So very sorry to hear of your loss. At 16 weeks pregnant, that is my worst fear as well.
I had a very serious bout with post partum pre eclampsia with my last baby. Blood pressures can fluctuate so much. I would say though, if your getting readings in the upper 80's, 90's and even touching the 100 mark, you probably need something to stablize your BP for now. Your body will let you know when you BP goes back to normal, if your still taking the meds. You will feel faint, dizzy, and light headed...Very tired as well. Careful not to confuse these with the side effects that some meds will give off when you first start taking them. I would just tell you to monitor you BP closely while you are on the meds. When you do feel dizzy or light headed take your BP to see what it is. I had to stay on BP meds until my 6 week check up. Back on them now with a 4th baby on the way! YUCK!
Take Post Partum PE just as serious as you would any other time. As this can be just as bad!
Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04