[Cleveland Clinic Visit]

Author: Amanda (---.dsl.dytnoh.ameritech.net)

Date: 08-20-02 16:37

hey guys just went to cleveland to see dr. lever good doctor. i had a stress test done and apparently when i exercise my blood pressure lowers so he uped my medicine from 50 mg a day to 200 mg. he also mentioned i cannot have an epidural or a spinal while in labor but he will discuss other means of pain control the closer i get to delivering. i am suppose to see him monthly and he wants me to go to cleveland to have the baby. that is all that is new here

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[Re: Cleveland Clinic Visit]

Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 08-20-02 17:49

Dear Amanda,

Thanks for the update. It is a good idea to have the baby there just in case. Take care and keep us posted.

HOw are you feeling?

Sarah

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[Re: Cleveland Clinic Visit]

Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

Date: 08-20-02 17:51

Amanda -

You bring up a very good point - one that I will discuss with some of our docs. The dropping of your B/P would seem to show that with an epidural you will drop out your B/P (as I did 7 years ago..not a fun event!). I wonder if this factor alone can help those with HCM and dealing with a pregnany choose a birthing method?

Interesting ,,,,, hmmmm more to research... never a dull moment!

thanks!

Lisa

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[Re: Cleveland Clinic Visit]

Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

Date: 08-20-02 17:52

Sarah --

Stop that...you ever notice we hit the board minutes apart!

Lisa

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[Re: Cleveland Clinic Visit]

Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 08-20-02 19:19

Lisa

Don't forget that we look a bit alike, too.....doppelganger??

S

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[Re: Cleveland Clinic Visit]

Author: Amanda (---.dsl.dytnoh.ameritech.net)

Date: 08-20-02 20:01

i am feeling tired and nauseous all the time but it is normal for being pregnant so i am getting use to it. otherwise almost all my symptons are gone with the medicine they have me on.

amanda