Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More hope for a brighter future

Yesterday was my follow up appointment with my primary care doctor. It was a good appointment. She is great!! I have been going to her for 9 years now, so I feel like I have a good relationship with her. Anyway, my blood pressure was still borderline high so we talked about my options. She mentioned that some people will continue to try exercise, etc. to bring it down as an option first. I told her that I would prefer to go the medication route at this point because we want to try again so soon to get pregnant. I really want to get this BP under control now before we get pregnant again. Even with exercise, there is still the possibility that my BP will be high again during pregnancy since it was preg. induced to begin with. I don't want to mess around with meds. when I do get pregnant, I would like to already be on something. So, she agreed and she started me on a low dose of a medication that I will take 2 times a day. She wants me to continue to monitor my BP with my little cuff and if it continues to be high, she wants me to up the meds. to 3 times a day. Then I will see her again in a month. She wants me to conitnue to exercise as well.
So, we'll see where this brings me, but it gives me more hope towards a healthy pregnancy next time around.

2 comments:

Prather Family said...

Yay Alison. The medication sounds like one step closer to another BFP and a healthy pregnancy. Keep us posted on how the medication works and I hope the exercise with the Wii Fit is going well.

I hope you are feeling a little better today. (((Hugs)))

Alison said...

Thanks Amy!! I haven't been so great about the Wii Fit since we got back from NH. I have done some walking, and this week was my 2nd week of yoga too. I am feeling a little better today, but it is a rainy day which makes me want to stay in bed all day!:) Thanks so much for your support!! I really appreciate it!