Is It Possible To Still Have Hypertension 6mos After Pre-eclampsia?

My baby was induced 2 months early because of scary blood pressures. 6 months later and I am still fairly heavily medicated for the hypertension. Is this unusual? Any ideas how to get my blood pressure under control?
I have lost the pregnancy weight but am still heavy. My blood pressure was good through most of the pregnancy until 7 mos.
I don’t add salt to anything I eat but don’t go out of my way to avoid when eating out.






Can Preeclampsia Be Brought On By Stress?
The disorder can be asymptomatic. Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence that pre-eclampsia is caused by emotional stress, working too hard or not getting sufficient bed rest. Pre-eclampsia is suspected if there is: A sudden elevation in blood pressure (above levels at the start of pregnancy). Read Here…

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Can Preeclampsia Continue After Delivery?

If you have moderate to severe preeclampsia, your risk of seizures (eclampsia) continues for the first 24 to 48 hours after childbirth. (In very rare cases, seizures are reported later in the postpartum period.) So you may continue magnesium sulfate for 24 hours after delivery.

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  • JenMommyMom April 12, 2009, 2:24 am

    I know someone above said that they still have it, but I have always been told that in cases of pre-eclampsia the baby is the problem. Once the baby is born the problem is supposed to go away. I am assuming you are still seeing your doctor since you are still on meds. I would have a serious talk to the doctor about what is going on. Being overweight can cause you to have high BP of course, but if you didn't have it before the pregnancy to me it does not make sense. If you doctor is not answering these questions adequately, I would seek a second opinion.

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