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I really don't understand them

Posted by on Mar. 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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So this is like the billionth post I've made complaining about them, but my OBs office is again making questionable decisions.

I have white coat syndrome. In the office, my BP is somewhere between 140-150/90-100. at home it's about 120/75. Consistently. Throughout the day. The regular OBs are pushing to induce at 37 weeks, high risk says 39 is fine. I also get weekly ultrasounds and lab work.

Of course, every appointment ends with a watch out for pre eclampsia symptoms. Well last night I had what I can only describe as aura. The whole field of vision in my left eye was fucked up for a good 20 minutes. I called the on call number and the OB told me it was no big deal. Vision changes can be normal in pregnancy. She seemed annoyed that I was calling.

I really don't understand that office at all. They freak the fuck out over mildly elevated blood pressure that only occurs in the office, but a patient who can't fucking see, totally no big deal.

This is supposed to be a highly respected office. It's the faculty practice for a very, very good hospital.
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missbritt22
by Brittany on Mar. 16, 2018 at 12:30 PM
That's really annoying :( I actually had a high bp reading at my last appt and that was the first time ever in my life I've ever had a high reading! It was 130/96. Since then I've taken my bp at home and it's all been normal to low range. So weird! And I'm writing down every reading to show the nurse at my next appt just in case it reads high again.
sciencelady
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 12:54 PM
The doctors have definitely put the fear of God into me about how dangerous pre eclampsia is and how quickly it can come on. Yet when I called about what they've repeatedly said is a pre e symptom I get blown off and made to feel like I'm annoying them. Wtf?!?!

My cousin is a nurse and when I told her what happened she said they treat all visual disturbances as a medical emergency (She works in icu). She said she'd bet money that if I'd just shown up in some ER last night, I'd have a baby by now.

Quoting missbritt22: That's really annoying :( I actually had a high bp reading at my last appt and that was the first time ever in my life I've ever had a high reading! It was 130/96. Since then I've taken my bp at home and it's all been normal to low range. So weird! And I'm writing down every reading to show the nurse at my next appt just in case it reads high again.
Sassym0m24
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 1:41 PM
If they are worried about preeclemspia why aren't they worried about a symptom of it?

Leave a message for DOCTOR or nurse to call you because pre e is not just blood pressure. That's one symptom and the front wouldn't know doc is worried about that with you.

This shouldn't be ignored if you have other pre e symptoms. Which an aura or blurred vision is an additional symptom.
sciencelady
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 2:13 PM
I talked to a doctor from the practice last night. Someone I've seen and someone who freaked out over my blood pressure. She didn't seem concerned. She was annoyed that i was calling.

If it happens again I'm going in without calling.

Quoting Sassym0m24: If they are worried about preeclemspia why aren't they worried about a symptom of it?

Leave a message for DOCTOR or nurse to call you because pre e is not just blood pressure. That's one symptom and the front wouldn't know doc is worried about that with you.

This shouldn't be ignored if you have other pre e symptoms. Which an aura or blurred vision is an additional symptom.
newmelly2009
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 2:16 PM
I would tell your doctor about that as soon as you see her...him
Sassym0m24
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 2:26 PM
Sometimes ER listens when an office won't and when office won't follow protocol.

That's what finally got me listened to about some big things(which pre e is) in my last pregnancy.

They have a team with differing perspectives and specialists to consult with.

So..I'd do that if you have another odd episode or symptom.

Blood pressure is one thing,and sometimes separate and can be monitored and helped but pre e has more and so not to worry you but if another odd episode would happen I'd go to ER because they may actually listen.

Quoting sciencelady: I talked to a doctor from the practice last night. Someone I've seen and someone who freaked out over my blood pressure. She didn't seem concerned. She was annoyed that i was calling.

If it happens again I'm going in without calling.

Quoting Sassym0m24: If they are worried about preeclemspia why aren't they worried about a symptom of it?

Leave a message for DOCTOR or nurse to call you because pre e is not just blood pressure. That's one symptom and the front wouldn't know doc is worried about that with you.

This shouldn't be ignored if you have other pre e symptoms. Which an aura or blurred vision is an additional symptom.
sciencelady
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 2:51 PM
I talked to one of my doctors (group practice, I don't have just one doctor)

Quoting newmelly2009: I would tell your doctor about that as soon as you see her...him
sciencelady
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 2:57 PM
That's the thing about this practice. They pride themselves on following evidenced based medicine an ACOG guidelines. The high risk doctor actually pulled out their entire guidelines binder when we were talking about timing of the induction.

Other than the random aura, my only other symptoms are the high bps in the office only (since I calmed myself down last night, they've hovered around 125/75 or lower. I'm checking very often) and occasional headaches. BUT I'm a migraine sufferer and they're incredibly mild.

Quoting Sassym0m24: Sometimes ER listens when an office won't and when office won't follow protocol.

That's what finally got me listened to about some big things(which pre e is) in my last pregnancy.

They have a team with differing perspectives and specialists to consult with.

So..I'd do that if you have another odd episode or symptom.

Blood pressure is one thing,and sometimes separate and can be monitored and helped but pre e has more and so not to worry you but if another odd episode would happen I'd go to ER because they may actually listen.

Quoting sciencelady: I talked to a doctor from the practice last night. Someone I've seen and someone who freaked out over my blood pressure. She didn't seem concerned. She was annoyed that i was calling.

If it happens again I'm going in without calling.

Quoting Sassym0m24: If they are worried about preeclemspia why aren't they worried about a symptom of it?

Leave a message for DOCTOR or nurse to call you because pre e is not just blood pressure. That's one symptom and the front wouldn't know doc is worried about that with you.

This shouldn't be ignored if you have other pre e symptoms. Which an aura or blurred vision is an additional symptom.
newmelly2009
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 10:34 PM
About this last issue? What do they say? I know it's annoying with a bunch of doctors in one office

Quoting sciencelady: I talked to one of my doctors (group practice, I don't have just one doctor)

Quoting newmelly2009: I would tell your doctor about that as soon as you see her...him
sciencelady
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2018 at 10:39 PM
Yea, the person I talked to last night as it was happening was my practices on call doctor. She said visual changes can be normal during pregnancy because of the extra fluid and that because my blood pressure was normal, I didn't have anything to worry about it.

This is the same doctor who flipped the fuck out because my bp was 140/95 in the office.

Quoting newmelly2009: About this last issue? What do they say? I know it's annoying with a bunch of doctors in one office

Quoting sciencelady: I talked to one of my doctors (group practice, I don't have just one doctor)

Quoting newmelly2009: I would tell your doctor about that as soon as you see her...him
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