I can't get to the doctor until my insurance for pregnancy goes through and that won't be until January. I have enough blood pressure medicine to last until February. If I don't take it then it gets extremely high and I can die. Will answer any questions anyone has in the replies.
ETA: it is called LISINO/HCTZ 20-12.5 TAB INTERNL LB
Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Health
Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 1:57 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:49 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by ballewal at 1:35 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Could you call into a nurses line or ask a pharmacist?
Answer by JeremysMom at 1:36 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:38 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:43 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
The ONLY Blood pressure Medication that you can safely take while you are Pregnant (that doesn't cross over the placenta) is Methyldopa also known as Aldomet. You CANNOT take any other Blood Pressure Medication. You MUST switch before the end of the first trimester. Please at least call a Doctor for Medical advice and perhaps they can give you a sample pack until your appointment. The drugs I described above can be prescribed as a generic so the cost will be minimal compared to possibly harming your child. Talk to a Pharmacist at least ASAP!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:06 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
By the way, you could also go to your regular Doctor not an OBGYN to monitor your blood pressure & for advice. Go to a clinic if you have to. Your OBGYN will send you to a regular Doctor anyway to monitor it. Go to CVS or Walgreens & speak to the Pharmacist at least.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:09 PM on Nov. 29, 2010