Headaches and high blood pressure :(

Kasie - posted on 07/10/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have had rising blood pressure and constant headaches since about my 5th week preg. I am now 16 weeks and the headaches got even worse on Friday which in turn finally made me give in and go to the er for help this morning. This really stinks! I get my 24 hour urine test results I had to do at home back on Wed. ( I hope none of you have to do the 24 hour urine test). I have doc appts scheduled every two weeks already. This pregnancy is sooo different than the others. I know they are all different but never had issues besides preterm labor before :( Is anyone else having these issues besides me?

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Alexandria - posted on 07/13/2011

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I also have high blood pressure and did with my last 2 as well it just developed much earlier this time around. I did do the 24hr urine sample and ur right its not much fun ... but it is over and done with. As far as the headaches go if i drink lots and lots of water then i can keep them to a minimal. If i feel one coming on then i know i am getting dehydrated and need to drink more. Which is strange cause i already have to drink a tone of water ..... but apparently i have to drink more. Not sure if that will help you or not but worth a try. As for the blood pressure, make sure you cut out all salt and try not to stress as that causing it to increase. Take it easy and dont over do it and hopefully everything will be just fine for you. Good luck and take care!

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Kasie - posted on 07/13/2011

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I went back to the doc office today and they will not give me a new script for meds they said if what I have (tylenol) and the other med they gave me arent working sorry there is nothing else :( But I only saw a resident which kind of made me mad I wanted to see the doctor. ohh well. My blood pressure went up more and they just shrugged and said ok. I am not happy with them today I am gonna call and see if I can get in with the doctor. Next appt is a sonogram! on the 29th so hopefully I can see a doctor soon. ohh and they said drink more water as if I dont drink enough and already and have to pee all the time lol

Teresa - posted on 07/13/2011

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Tylenol is all I can take for the headaches. Nothing helps til the blood pressure goes down. Mine fluctuates alot

Kasie - posted on 07/11/2011

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Yeah I hit the 140/90 mark :( hopefully you dont! I hope they change the meds for the headaches cause what I have is just not cutting it. Have you found anything to help with the headaches?

Teresa - posted on 07/11/2011

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My blood pressure has been higher this pregnancy than my other 5 but as you said, they are all different. At this point, no 24 hour urine has been ordered but if my blood pressure hits the danger thresh hold(140/90) I am sure I will have to do it. It has hovered just below so far. I have had quite a few headaches as well. It sucks.

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