I had a baby nearly 5 weeks ago and about 2 weeks afterwards was readmitted to hospital for a couple of nights with high blood pressure. I'm on Labetalol for it. Over the last several days I have had nervous feeling in my chest and that feeling you get when your excited - like when your stomach turns over. I assume it has to be anxiety but could it be related to the blood pressure?
Thank you for your reply. I don't have any back issues, thank goodness. I get a bit dizzy every so often. I'm not sure about my blood pressure - will be seeing the doctor next week. I do notice the symptoms (headache and light head) come back when I'm getting towards needing my next dose of Labetalol. The nervous feeling is very strange. Everyone has commented on how relaxed I am as a first time mum and I do feel relaxed... a bit tired though lol.
Having babies frequently triggers thyroid disease. An dysfunctional gland can trigger the kind of anxiety and blood pressure spikes that you're having. Demand TSH and free T4 tests - both of them, not just TSH - of your doctor to see if all is well in that area.
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