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Docmaggoo
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PostSubject: How long will | need labetolol?   How long will | need labetolol? EmptyFri 01 Apr 2011, 1:29 pm

I'm new here, and still trying to understand as much as I can about PE.

My daughter is now 5 weeks old and I'm still taking labetolol.
I had been on 100mg twice a day - but after a GP check last week (118/75) she's reduced it to 50mg in morning & 100mg at night.
If I forget to take the evening dose (easily done with a new baby & 2yr old) I get a blinding headache & have had a few random nose bleeds - so she's kept the evening dose at 100mg

I'd be interested to see how long anyone else needed labetolol/ BP meds for?
When should I think about stopping it?

Sorry - for asking what is probably a very silly question.

*Jennie*
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PostSubject: Re: How long will | need labetolol?   How long will | need labetolol? EmptyFri 01 Apr 2011, 3:02 pm

Hi Jennie,

Welcome to the forum.

You question is a good one, which unfortunately has no hard and fast rule. Most women are off the labetolol with in a few months but for some it can take longer (or for a few even less!)

Generally speaking most women are back to their pre-pregnancy selves within a year or less.

I hope this helps

Best Wishes
Liz

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PostSubject: Re: How long will | need labetolol?   How long will | need labetolol? EmptyTue 05 Apr 2011, 12:20 pm

I stayed on it for 6 weeks, although i didn't have very good postnatal care as Luke was transferred out and I missed my postnatal check up etc. I hope things settle down for you soon.
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