Re: High blood pressure and birth control
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Melamom:
<B>What is the cause of your HTN? They need to figure out the cause and work on treating the cause of your elevated blood pressure instead of just treating the elevated blood pressure. There are many other forms of birth control to choose from too such as an IUD, vaginal contraceptive film, foams as well as suppositories. If you internest feels it is ok for you to use BC pills with your HTN then I see no reason not to if that is what you would like to do. Is there a specific reason you are seeing a GYN? Your internist well qualified to handle all of you health needs so there really isn't a big need to see a GYN unless there is medical condition that your internist wants you to see a GYN doc for. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hi. When I was first diagnosed with HBP, they ran extensive blood work, EKG's and chest x-rays. Nothing was found as the cause, however my mother, father, grandmother and grandfather all have HBP, so hereditary was ruled as the cause of it. My internist is the one who doesn't want me on the pill, but my gyn says that there are pills for women with HBP.
I started going to a gyn when I became sexually active and to get my yearly paps. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. At that particular time, I didn't have an internist, just my pediatrician and I felt too old to go to him. I began going to an internist when I started having blood pressure problems.