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So, I had my 6 month check-up at the cardiologists' today. At the beginning of the year I was having some high blood pressure and palpitations, which we later discovered were bcp related. After going off the bcp, my blood pressure has returned to normal, and was in fact never that high according to the ambulatory bp cuff they had me wear for 24 hours the first time I went to the cardiologist. I've been having prenatal care since August and they take my blood pressure every time. It's always been great. I had my bp taken yesterday at an office health screening. It was great. Today I go in and, of course, it's high. The nurse takes it a second time after we've sat and chatted for a minute and it's low again (like 126/68). To me, this can obviously be attributed to nerves. So the dr comes in and takes it again and it's high (like 138/70 or 80) and says she wants me to go on an ambulatory cuff again. Well, I blew up:. I told her i was fine and there was nothing wrong with me. That it's only high when I come to the (this is a quote) "frickin' doctor." Then, of course, I started crying out of frustration b/c I was expecting to come in and get a clean bill of health. Anyway, I refused the bp monitor (they're terribly painful and when I was way heavier and on bcp they showed no problems). She tried to tell me that because at one point in time I had high bp (due to meds) that I was at higher risk for preeclampsia and because I have palpitations I'm at a higher risk for some sort of tachycardia...blah, blah. Oh, and if I don't sleep on my left side I'll kill my baby or something. Well, maybe she didn't go that far. But please, is it just me or would the human race have died out a LONG time ago if successful pregnancies were reliant on sleeping on one's left side?
Is it just me or does this seem like over managing? *Sigh* Did I overreact? Anyone ever been in the high bp only sometimes vote? Like only when you go to the cardiologist:. I'm totally late for a meeting, but let me know what you think. I love you guys
Is it just me or does this seem like over managing? *Sigh* Did I overreact? Anyone ever been in the high bp only sometimes vote? Like only when you go to the cardiologist