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Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/21/2009 1:32:32 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had been taking Methyldopa because I have hbp and I also want to get pregnant. I have never been so tired in my life. I am having trouble working because I feel semi sedated. Two weeks ago I was at a party. I was standing outside talking with a friend when I felt dizzy. I ended up passing out and fell back and hit my head on the cement. I went to the ER and after lots of tests they decided it w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
5/7/2009 10:33:29 AM

Reviewer: Liz, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication gave me rapid heartbeat and extreme shortness of breath. I was taking it for HBP during pregnancy, which is not pregnancy induced. I was on Lopressor when I conceived, but my MD switched me to Aldomet/methyldopa. I was on it for 10 weeks and had to be hospitalized because of the side effects it had on my heart. I was switched to Procardia XL and so far am doing great with no side e ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/9/2009 1:04:43 PM

Reviewer: angela8999, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
my doctor put me on this med because i was trying to get pregnant. After two weekks i came down with every side effect- dizziness,extreme fatigue, headaches, upset stomache, confusion, depression, joint pain,swelling of legs, sleeplessness, and went to ER for dehydration. It took my doctor two weeks to figure it out after several antibioticcs that made me feel worse. She said it might take another ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
4/2/2009 7:26:40 PM

Reviewer: ccshin, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was put on this med when I got pregnant. Previous med was Metopolol and worked well but was not safe for pregnancy. I had a miscarriage in my first trimester (not related to meds) and stayed on the Methyldopa in case we got pregnant again. I have not ovulated since the m/c and the Methyldopa is not controlling my HTN. I just read the side effects list and it says it can cause difficulty gett ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
2/19/2009 4:59:42 PM

Reviewer: kee, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I wanted to become prenant and needed to get on a pill for my blood pressure that would be safe for ma and the baby when I first started taking this medication my gums swoll up so bad then I started to feel dizzy I was vomitting and just couldnt focus I ended up in the hospital with ivs because I was dehydrated. Now my eyes are very yellow because the medication was posing me instead of helping m ... Show Full Comment

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