Need Advice ASAP!

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Re : Need Advice ASAP!

Postby jend01 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:59 am

Never hurts to call in.

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Re : Need Advice ASAP!

Postby l412angel » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:28 am

Call :)

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Re : Need Advice ASAP!

Postby rebecca2 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:55 am

I would call too. Like Trish said, they may just have you keep an eye on it until next week, but better for your OB to decide.

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Re : Need Advice ASAP!

Postby darateacher » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:36 am

ITA with Trish. Definitely call when your bps develop a high pattern early on. This way, you can get the meds you may need without having to wait too long.

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Re : Need Advice ASAP!

Postby trish » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:17 am

I would call in - those pressures are really high. They may say keep an eye on it until Tuesday but they may want to call meds in for you. (((HUGS)))

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Need Advice ASAP!

Postby jordyjsmom » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:02 am

i am currently 11 weeks pregnant, at my first prenatal appointment (7wks) my blood pressure was already high. The Doctor told me i was probably chronic and we came up with a plan to monitor me closely. I honestly didn't expect my BP to be high since it was fine a month earlier so i didn't ask questions about when and what i should call about.

I've been taking my BP at home and it has been fine so i thought maybe the doctors office was a fluke since i was so stressed and nervous at the time. However for the last week i have been getting headaches and much to my dismay my BP has been up at home not too (avg. 145/90's). Yesterday morning i woke up with a headache, i took my bp and it was 144/88 so i took some tylenol and went on with my day. By that evening it hadn't gotten any better and was actually worse so i took my BP again and it was 182/109!!!! I really didn't want to go to the ER so i lied down and took it again 10 minutes later and it was back down to 140's/90's. It hovered around there the rest of the night. This morning i have a dull headache again and BP was 156/88.

Should i call my OB this morning or can it wait until my appointment next tuesday? Should i even be concerned at all since it was just one reading? I'm not on meds yet, though after this i may be.

TIA, i have a list of questions for next time about when/what i shodl call in.

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