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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 13:16 PM   11
FayeLouise
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been checking at home cos I'm getting very dizzy and headaches and my mum had a blood pressure machine so doing it myself MW has told me to



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 13:16 PM   12
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your HR is pretty high, a resting HR is usually under 80. I am guessing you are worried about it, and that is making it higher.

BP fluctuates A LOT 10-30 points easy.

Since you are worried about it, I would call the DR. 122/99 wouldnt worry me at all, because # 1 the heart rate is up and BP is going to be high when the HR is high... AND the top number is 122.
I have have numbers that vary from 140/72 to 150/95 and they never worry about it. When I had the accident a few weeks ago, it was 160/104 but they monitored me and after the adreneline wore off and I was more relaxed it was back down to 140, 85 ish.

I would call the DR and let them reassure you. Esp if this is a first pregnancy, a high BP for a few hours/ days can be scary enough to deal with alone, so calling them wont hurt!

As long as your fingers and face havnt ballooned up 3 -4 sizes, ( say your ring size was 5 and now you can wear a 9 and it has happened in the last 3 days) and you dont have protein in your urine at your last visit, you are just fine, but it never hurts to call the dr for reassurance!



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 13:23 PM   13
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If you're taking it at home the readings aren't always 100% accurate, I think a lot depends on the type of monitor you're using.

Normally the higher number being over 140 or the lower number being over 90 is what they term as high but mine has been around 145/70 several times and the midwife wasn't concerned (I've had it monitored weekly since 16 weeks when it shot up and reached as high as 185/80 - which was too far over the limit!)

I think if one number is in the normal range and the other is slightly high it's not the end of the world but it really depends on what is 'normal' for you. If you're feeling a bit off colour it may be worth calling your midwife for peace of mind - which might also lower your BP if you're getting worried about it.

Hope it comes down soon



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 13:29 PM   14
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thanks for all your help and advice has put my mind at rest a bit



 
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