by firstname.lastname@example.org (322 Posts), Wed Apr 25, 2007 06:27 pm
I had HELLP preeclampsia at 27 weeks gestation. I had an emergency C-section. My son is now 16 months old, and doing excellent by the way, but I am not. Before I was diagnosed with HELLP my BP was 117/72 normally. My cholesterol was under 200. Since having HELLP I must take Toporol and HCTZ for my blood pressure, which now is 120/80. I am also on Crestor and Zetia for my cholesterol, which is now 268, down from a high of 386.
Could you please let me know if other women have had problems with BP and cholesterol after HELLP, and also if this could be related to liver problems. Also let me know of anything else that might be a problem that I don't know about. My doctors don't seem to have much HELLP knowledge.
I am also thinking about trying to get pregnant again, but I would like to know what's going on with my body before I take that step. Thank you.