Lisa Marie - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 54 moms have responded )
is anyone aware of any particular long lasting after effects of preeclampsia & HELLP syndrome? i tried talking to my OB about it at my 6 week follow-up, but he was rather vague. he told me that having experienced it makes it more likely to occur again in future pregnancies & also said that it may place me at a higher risk of hypertension when i am older, but little beyond that. because diagnosis of the condition(s) did not occur until it was dangerous despite that i complained about some symptoms & i know very little is known about HELLP, i was wondering if any other moms are concerned or experiencing some things they didnt before being pregnant? myself, i have been experiencing headaches, blurred vision, occasional stiff legs & my blood pressure has not return to the lower levels it was prior to my pregnancy. i didnt experience most of these until about a month or so after my delivery so my dr. said he doesnt feel they could have anything to do with the conditions.
anyone have any of these or other symptoms they are concerned about?