They took several readings and they were around 140/90 - can I ask about your readings? were you put on medications? what else have you tried to bring it down? can I also ask how many weeks were you when it developed?
I have done everything from excercise, bed rest, Milkthistle & Dandelion herbs (which I still take), a change of diet (like removing licorice, my absolutely favorite candy, but appearantly it can raise b/p and adding huge amounts of protein), suppliments (magnesium, zinc, vit C, RRLT, fish oil, EPO, & prenatal vits.) and finally meds (Methyldopa) which I take religiously.
I still can not quite keep it where I need it. It usually runs 155/80 (not quite too bad, but I can't really get it any lower than that.
It has been a very LONG seven months!
But even now, with all my vits, herbs, and meds I take three times a day, it is on the rise again. I am just hoping to get this LO out in the open and safely into my arms ASAP.