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Kinda worried

So yesterday I was feeling "weird" my arms were hurting and my hands started to swell a little more than they have been. When I took my shower I almost blacked out and I could feel my heart pounding out of my chest.. I got dressed and relaxed for about an hour then had to go to the store to pick up my meds I walked from our mommy to be spot (kinda like a handi cap spot so its really close to the front of the store) to the pharmacy not even a 2 min walk and my hand got tight again and my heart started to race again. So I sat in the waiting area for about 15 min then I took my bp and it was 158/90! today I haven't done anything but sit here with my feet up. anytime I get up to go potty I get the same feeling again. I called my doc but she is out till wed, thats also my next app. the nurse said I need to relax but I havent done anything! I really worried cause I already take bp meds and im not sure why its doing this? Any thoughts? I'm wondering if I should go to urgent care? Please help?:bigsad: LO is moving and seems to be fine.

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I absolutely think you should go to urgent care. I think the nurse's advice to stay calm is valid, but I think that blood pressure reading and those symptoms definitely warrant getting some immediate medical attention.

Sudden high blood pressure in pregnancy can indicate any number of issues. 140 over 90 is considered a very high reading.

Good luck and please keep us posted!

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I'm so affraid to go... Sad

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I'm sorry Sad I'd go with you if I could - hopefully you can get DH or a friend to accompany you.

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Any chance your current BP meds are expired? Why don't you just go on in, get checked out. Take a fave magazine, some music, a gameboy or something and try to relax while in the waiting room.

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If not urgent care you can always go over to L&D where you're going to deliver and get hooked up just to make sure you and baby are OK... please KUP!

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I don't think high BP in pregnancy is something to wait on. May be worth getting it checked.

((hugs)) sorry you're feeling bad.

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Ok so they said that my bp is too high and changed my dosage for my bp meds. No salt and I have to lower my sodium intake. also they called my baby doc and she has now put me on bed rest Sad LO is doing fine he doesnt like the monitor they had me on lol he kept kicking it off the nurse couldnt believe how strong he was. Smile I have to take my bp 3 times a day and if its gets high again to go to L&D right away. I'm feeling better just really tired and the pain in my arms is almost gone. thank you for the support Smile

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I am going to echo what others have said and say to go in. BP is nothing to mess around with. I am hoping it is nothing but it is better to be safe then sorry. I don't want to scare you with my last PG but I went from fine to BP extrememly high and diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. They need to know immediately if this is hitting. I would go to L&D not just an ER. If there is something going on then it is so much better to find out and deal with for you and the baby and if it is nothing then you can go home and really relax. Please take care and keep us posted!!

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Ok so they said that my bp is too high and changed my dosage for my bp meds. No salt and I have to lower my sodium intake. also they called my baby doc and she has now put me on bed rest Sad LO is doing fine he doesnt like the monitor they had me on lol he kept kicking it off the nurse couldnt believe how strong he was. Smile I have to take my bp 3 times a day and if its gets high again to go to L&D right away. I'm feeling better just really tired and the pain in my arms is almost gone. thank you for the support Smile

I'm so glad you went to L&D! Sounds like they have fixed you up with a good plan. And its great to know that LO is getting so strong! Take it easy and get some sleep tonight.

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Christina, I am glad you went and got checked. Those symptoms are there as a warning sign for you to take action before anything terrible happens. I hope you will maintain lower BP from now on, but if you feel bad again - do go to L&D- they are there to help!

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:grouphug: Thank you ladies, i"m feeling much better and relaxed Smile hubby gave me a foot rub and talked to LO to let him know were very excited to meet him just not yet.

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good idea going to get checked...hope u feel better soon

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I am glad you went in-hope the med dosage and rest helps out!

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Glad they got you sorted out! Cute that your LO was kicking the monitor off :D. Way to go DH for footrubs and peptalks!

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I'm glad you went in and that your little guy is so strong!

I'm sorry about the low sodium diet - blech. Fortunately the end is right around the corner!

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"seyelephant60" wrote:

Ok so they said that my bp is too high and changed my dosage for my bp meds. No salt and I have to lower my sodium intake. also they called my baby doc and she has now put me on bed rest Sad LO is doing fine he doesnt like the monitor they had me on lol he kept kicking it off the nurse couldnt believe how strong he was. Smile I have to take my bp 3 times a day and if its gets high again to go to L&D right away. I'm feeling better just really tired and the pain in my arms is almost gone. thank you for the support Smile

So glad that everything is under control for you now! I'm sorry they put you on bed rest, I can't imagine how hard that must be... but again glad everything is going better and you and LO are OK!