I have a history of high blood pressure, inherited from my parents. After a reading in the vicinity of 180/95 I was put onto Tritace 5mg x 1 daily and my BP was well under control.
We are about to embark upon a round of IVF with an egg donor, and as such my GP thought I should come off the Tritace (apparently it's not good in pregnancy) and start something safer.
He prescribed Aldomet for me but unfortunately whilst it controlled my BP well, I had some side effects which he considered serious enough to take me off it - my urine turned brown and I felt like I had been hit by a bus.
He then prescribed Presolol 100 x 1 daily which I have just collected from the chemist this afternoon. Upon googling it I see there are stern warnings stating not to use this drug, particularly in early pregnancy.
Now...obviously I'm not pregnant YET but God willing I might be some time very soon. Does anyone have any experience with this, or helpful advice? I'm just a bit concerned that maybe I shouldn't be taking this one either...
Apologies if this is in the wrong section. Couldn't find one called Medicine Panic Room!!!