I mostly just lurk on the bump, but I have some questions related to my high blood pressure and labetalol. Mostly I am just looking to see if others are experiencing the same.
I was started on labetalol at about the 20th week due to steadily increasing blood pressure. At about 26 weeks, my blood pressure was so high even while on the prescription that the doctor increased my daily dosage. I was already feeling pretty awful on the medication before the increase, but now that I have to take the medication every 8 hours I am constantly exhausted, my skin constantly tingles, and breathing through my nose is increasingly difficult.
I noticed that it makes it a lot harder to monitor the baby?s movement on the medication. The doctors are having me do kick counts and keep a close eye on movement. I have already been to L&D triage twice for lack of movement and have to do weekly NSTs and ultrasounds. The doctors say that this is just how this pregnancy is going to go and I will need constant monitoring. In the meantime, I may lose my mind J
I have not been put on bed rest yet, but they have restricted my work schedule to 40 hours. (In my job, that is a huge decrease in hours).
I guess I am just looking for others who are also on labetalol and are maybe experiencing the same symptoms I am. It is one thing to hear the doctors say everything is ok, and another to hear someone who is going through the same thing.
Thanks for any insight you might have.