Anyone take Beta Blockers?

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  1. I have a long term heart problem, and was hoping to stay away from the meds for as long as possible, but after an attack this weekend, it is not looking promising. Is anyone taking beta blockers? With my last pregnancy (twins), I didnt have an episode until 28 weeks, so with this pregnancy being a singleton, I was so hoping to make it past that mark. I am now 16 weeks, and have no idea what to expect if I chose to take them this early.

    Any info would be helpful.

    Thanks
    Mandy
    16w2d

  2. I have a long term heart problem, and was hoping to stay away from the meds for as long as possible, but after an attack this weekend, it is not looking promising. Is anyone taking beta blockers? With my last pregnancy (twins), I didnt have an episode until 28 weeks, so with this pregnancy being a singleton, I was so hoping to make it past that mark. I am now 16 weeks, and have no idea what to expect if I chose to take them this early.Any info would be helpful.ThanksMandy16w2d

    Mandy-im sorry to hear of your heart problem,
    when you say an "attack"..what kind of attack did you have? i hope you are feeling ok now.
    are you on any meds right now?

    im taking a beta blocker for Pregnancy Induced Hypertension that started at 27w3d...im now 29w5d.
    i take Labetalol 100mg 2x per day. what did/do you take for a beta blocker?
    the OB GYN said that this medication has minimal side effects(for the baby) and that it's more important that my bp is stable regardless of side effects(or else he would have to be born now).

    how old are you twins?
    congratulations on your pregnancy..i hope it is a healthy one for you-even if you have to take medication.

  3. Mandy-wow, 200bpm..goodness.

    hope you are feeling ok!

  4. Thanks Future. What I mean by attack, is my heart takes off, and never stops. I am officially diagnosed with atypical avnrt. When im not pregnant, my heart runs up to around 200 bpm, but within 2-3 minutes, I can make it stop. Usually by laying down, or holding my breath. When im pregnant, due to the increase in fluid, I cannot convert it on my own.

    My twins are 5 now, and with them I took Metropolol(spelling?) and digoxin. Both of which are class C meds, and caused iugr and low apgars when the girls were born. I didnt have an episode with them until 28 weeks. This one being so much earlier really took me by surprise.

    I am going to write down the one that you are taking and talk to my Dr about it. Alot of them seem to be third trimester drugs only. Hopefully I can go for awhile without another episode.

    Thanks
    Mandy
    17 weeks today

  5. I am taking Nadalol for high blood pressure and a fast heart rate. I tried Labetalol but it made me really dizzy and tired. Nadalol is working well and I am on a small dose. I know that I can always increase the dose if it gets worse. I am even on Terbutlaine, which increases your heart rate and I think the Nadalol is still keeping it all under control. Does your cardiologist work with your OB? Mine will talk if they need to make a change in my meds.

  6. bump........................

  7. Thanks for all the responses ladies. I have now made it to 20 weeks without another attack. I still havent seen my cardiologist again, so I am not on meds yet.

    I am going to ask about the meds you ladies are taking. Is anyone having low birth weight babies due to the meds? I know my time is coming, and I need to be on them, but I am trying to hold out as long as possible.

    I'll keep you ladies updated when I see the Dr after Christmas.

    Thanks again!
    Mandy
    20w3d
    BOY

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