Does anyone know anything about high blood pressure during pregnancy. I am 18 and 26 weeks pregnant and I have had high b/p since age 13. I am not over weight and they can't find an underlying cause of my b/p so it is called "essential hypertension". At my last appt. my b/p was 156/93 ...thats higher then it has ever been. And my heart rate was 136 bpm. I have been having weird symptoms and was wondering if anyone knew if they are "normal". For about two months my hands have been slightly swelling and feel like I am holding them in fire. And when that happens I start swetting like crazy. But for the past few weeks it has truned into and EVERYDAY thing and its driving me crazy. Also, my eyes pulse with my heart beat. Everything I see pulses. And I get uncontrolably "anxious or nervous", I don't really know what it is. I will just be sitting there and I get all shakey and I talk really fast and can't sort through my words. Does anyone know if this is even REMOTELY normal?!?! Any help you could give me would be HIGHLY appreciated!! Thank you, in advance!!