big difference between top and bottom bp numbers

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khailibowen
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Re : big difference between top and bottom bp numbers

Postby khailibowen » Mon Nov 06, 2006 09:17 am

Thanks. I have an appointment today and wanted to know how much I should push this or not. She is taking good care of me and I'm doing all I can, so I'll let her know I'm concerned about it and then see what she has to add.

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Re : big difference between top and bottom bp numbers

Postby caryn » Mon Nov 06, 2006 07:32 am

Mary,

Those numbers seem odd to me too. My instinct is to say that you're right -- they have something to do with the meds -- but I don't know.

In the meantime, you're handling it just right. You're keeping records, you're monitoring at home, you've got extra oversight from your OB... I can't think of anything to add to that.

Don't think of it as paranoia, think of it as being proactive, aware, and effective! [:D]

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big difference between top and bottom bp numbers

Postby khailibowen » Sat Nov 04, 2006 09:53 am

My top and bottom bp numbers have been at extremes it seems. I am having bp's like 181/81 or 170/84, 150/70. These seem to be pretty far apart to me. I am seeing my OB 2 times a week for bioprofiles and NST's and everything with the baby is just fine, but I feel like I am a walking time bomb. My doc is concerned about my bp's but seems to think that since the bottom number is so "low" that everything is okay. I am on bedrest and I am on meds, so maybe that is what is keeping my bottom number low, but I'm worried about my top numbers. I don't ahve any protein in my urine, I don't have swelling, but I do have headaches alot due to the bp. I am 33 weeks and she says she will take the baby by 36 weeks at the latest so I knwo she is concerned, so am I just over paranoid about these numbers. I keep a record of my numbers and take them in to her each visit, so she is aware of them.


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