I am 27 years old and just gave birth to my second child with a normal vaginal delivery. Three weeks postpartum I was having mild swelling in my left foot and mild tenderness in both feet. I called my OB doc and was told to come in for it. I had been feeling wonderful except for doing house chores that made me tired, and I also thought that may have contributed to my feet swelling.
However, the day of my appointment, my head started hurting out of the blue. When my blood pressure was checked, it was 173/105. I've never had high blood pressure before or during my pregnancy. It would always run low - no higher than 100 over 60 or 70. I was so very scared because a blood pressure like that was way out of my league. I was put in the hospital and started on magnesium sulfate and given a dose of labetalol for hypertension. I felt very bad while I was there. Maybe the medicine had me too drugged.
However, before my pregnancy and while I was pregnant I was taking Toprol XL for heart palpitations. I have anxiety too and the docs seem to think my anxiety triggers my palpitations. I've never been diagnosed with a definite heart disease. I hope this blood pressure thing subsides. I'm taking the labetalol at home and it seems to be ok. Hope you all are okay too. Feel free to leave me some advice, questions or whatever.