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Old Mar 16th, 2011, 11:13 AM   1
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High Blood Pressure @16 weeks


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Just wondering if anyone else has suffered from High Blood Pressure early on. Last week I felt significantly 'dodgy' by the time I arrived at work and after about 2 hours decided something wasnt quite right. My legs were like jelly and my face was flushed and I had the shakes. My OH came and got me and took me to the doctors and I asked them to check my blood pressure. I am not sure why I even suspected thats what it was but I was right and it was 164/74 which apparently is high especially when mine is usually about 95/70 or thereabouts. In early pregnancy ie pre20weeks it is apparently more usual to suffer from Low blood pressure.

Anyway since then as I recognise the symptoms I have had it a few times although not as bad. The doctor told me to rest which I have done but I have had to go back to work as staying off is not an option.

Has anyone had similar experiences? Did it go away or is this the way its likely to stay?



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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:58 AM   2
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bumping your thread as i am suffering with the same thing, 16 weeks and high blood pressure.

did you get yours sorted?

its been 2 weeks since i was last tested and they said leave it 4 weeks but dont want to wait much longer.

what effects does it have on bump?

thanks in advance



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:23 AM   3
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as you're not over 20 weeks, they generally dont worry about it just now. You might get some medication to control it if you still have it after 20 weeks

I wouldnt worry about developing pre-eclampsia just yet.



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:58 AM   4
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I have had Pre-eclampsia twice now, both times resulting in very different gestation deliveries...

They are concerned with the bottom figure on you BP, and as yours has an increase of only 4 that will be why that aren't showing a huge concern yet

They use your midwife booking in BP and allow you a rise of 10 on that bottom figure generally before they take action...Pre-eclampsia also doesn't generally make itself known until later on than 16 weeks...

If you continue to have raised BP or it goes up more, it is likely they will prescribe a tablet called Labetalol, which is one of the safe tablets during pregnancy and breastfeeding and can be adjusted as and when accordingly...I have had this both times now, my first the pre-e was so sudden and severe it meant I was on the pills for 6 months after delivery...my second my BP started raising at about 27 weeks, so again I was on it until 3 months after birth.



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:13 AM   5
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I didn't want to read and not reply, i'm not in the same situation as i normally have high blood pressure before being pregnant so was already on meds to control it and have it monitored often.

But i just wanted to tell you not to worry too much, your gp/midwife should monitor your bp often and if they are worried they will put you on meds to keep it down. This won't harm baby or yourself.



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:16 AM   6
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Just got mine checked today it was 151/98. Terrible. Im already on meds for high Bp and have been since before I got pregnant. I had pre eclampsia on my 1st pregnancy but got my daughter all the way to 38 weeks and she was born a healthy little thing Try not to worry because that in itself can higher your Bp



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 06:48 AM   7
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How did you know that you might have high bp? For the last week or so my heartbeat feels like it's really thumping and today I even feel a little light-headed with it. I have palpitations now and again but before my pregnancy I was able to identify triggers, now it just seems completely random. My last MW appointment was at 15 weeks and all was fine and I don't see her again for another week but I'm starting to wonder if this should be checked out.



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 02:26 AM   8
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My first indication of high BP was always getting lots of headaches.

Whereas Pre-e can come with many symptoms, but not always all of them...swelling; hands feet and face...floaters in visions...protein in urine (not just a trace which is normally cross contamintaion of the sample)...a continouos headache that will not go away even with pain relief...a pain in your ribs...if it becomes advanced it can also make babies movements reduce which becomes noticeable.



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 03:09 AM   9
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Hi again, i just wanted to say that you don't always get symptoms when you have high blood pressure-so it's good to keep getting it checked even if you feel ok. I never have any sypmtoms when mine goes up high-which is worrying as if i hadn't been on the pill originially i may not have known till we tried for baby no1.



 
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