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by alexis
Fri Nov 16, 2012 08:10 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: spot urine PCR test
Replies: 13
Views: 5645

Re: spot urine PCR test

300 in 24 hours is considered diagnostic for preeclampsia (along with blood pressure over 140/90). So 600 may sound low in comparison to people with protein in the thousands, but it is still preeclampsia, and well over the diagnostic level. "Severe" vs "mild" is not always a useful distinction but p...
by alexis
Sat Oct 13, 2012 04:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When would OBs want to start BP meds?
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

Re: When would OBs want to start BP meds?

Not the OP, but my experience has been that medicated hypertension is frequently risked out to OB, though occasionally, a CNM may continue care in cooperation with an OB. In my first pregnancy, I was on the NHS and was under consultant (OB) care and booked for consultant unit (hospital L&D) delivery...
by alexis
Mon Sep 24, 2012 01:48 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...
Replies: 12
Views: 13428

Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Congratulations!!
by alexis
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Had my Baby!!! BP is Worrying Me However. Opinions Wanted!
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: Had my Baby!!! BP is Worrying Me However. Opinions Wante

I had that as well. In my case they were concerned because I am a medicated chronic and I was throwing up some pretty serious spikes, like over 160/100 (also, the swelling was really pretty awful, like can't walk awful). They had me come into the office. I don't think there's any harm in calling in ...
by alexis
Thu Sep 06, 2012 07:14 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Positive Dipstick Protein Reading- False??
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Positive Dipstick Protein Reading- False??

Yeah, discharge can cause a false positive--it's partly why they have the clean catch instructions. However, if you had 250 by 24 hour, then you could've had a 1+ anyway. In addition, the dipstick is related to concentration, so a concentrated sample will give you a higher dip than you'd expect. The...
by alexis
Tue Sep 04, 2012 08:20 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When would OBs want to start BP meds?
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

Re: When would OBs want to start BP meds?

Hypertension prior to 20 weeks is generally considered to be chronic hypertension (which may be unmasked by pregnancy--I believe we have posters here who see their BP rise in every pregnancy, but have normal pressures outside of it). As a chronic, my experience has been that while it does not get yo...
by alexis
Sun Sep 02, 2012 07:45 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions for the chronic hypertensives
Replies: 4
Views: 1700

Re: Questions for the chronic hypertensives

My chronic HTN was unmasked during my first pregnancy. It never normalized. In that pregnancy I never used antihypertensives (from what I gather, practice where I gave birth seems to be not to give them for mild hypertension). No bed rest. My BP rose very slowly from around 32 weeks (I had a baselin...
by alexis
Sun Sep 02, 2012 07:39 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Our little guy is here!
Replies: 11
Views: 4824

Re: Our little guy is here!

Congrats!!
by alexis
Mon Aug 13, 2012 03:55 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Migraine!
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Migraine!

I just report it. I also have migraines, they never respond to Tylenol (NSAIDs help if I get them down when the aura hits). I use my BP as more of a guide (if my systolic is over 160 or my diastolic over 105, I'm almost certain to have a dull throb). I do know someone who had such bad migraines that...
by alexis
Mon Aug 13, 2012 07:37 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Labetalol q. Is my doctor competent?
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Labetalol q. Is my doctor competent?

Yes, if you simply stop meds altogether (notably beta-blockers) then you can get rebound. However (IME with med-switching) they don't worry about that if you're just being switched to another med. (I have been switched a couple of times; I did see some higher pressures, but this was due to titrating...

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