I went to my first prenatal visit yesterday and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. It has been high for the last 5-6 months. Around 140/90 150/95 etc. My doctor prescribed me Methyldopa, 250 mg tablets twice a day and told me to cut out salt and fatty foods. I'm going to follow the diet of course, but I am afraid to take the medication. I did research on-line and found that Methyldopa is the most commonly prescribed blood pressure medication to pregnant women and 99% of the sites I was on said it was perfectly fine to take while pregnant. I fully understand that high blood pressure is not something you want while pregnant, but I am still uneasy about taking the medication.
Has anyone else been prescribed medication like this while pregnant? Any advice?
(And YES, I know my Doctor wouldn't prescribe me something that would hurt the baby..but I had a miscarriage with my first child, so I am still unsure)
**NO negative comments, please be serious**