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by katznkt
Tue Jan 04, 2011 07:31 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Headaches ***UPDATE***
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

Re: Headaches ***UPDATE***

Just wanted to add a personal experience: I had frequent headaches when I was younger. Began only occasionally, grew more frequent (once a month) then to once a week. I spent a lot of time in the nurses office... and had many grandparent trips to pick me up or drop off medicine. In 6th grade it came...
by katznkt
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: BP issues one year PP
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

Re: BP issues one year PP

Uggh.

I just can't understand why it was normal for a couple months before skyrocketing. It could be way worse. I am with you though. I am going to try to lose some weight and see if that helps.
by katznkt
Sat Jan 01, 2011 08:46 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: BP issues one year PP
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

BP issues one year PP

My goodness! My blood pressure (after *only* being Chronic with pregnancy #2) took 5 months to regulate. It went to normal 117/65 and stayed there all summer. The last couple of months (November and December) my blood pressure shot back up. It has been 165/106. I have been getting headaches and visu...
by katznkt
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What was your BP?
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re : What was your BP?

<t>My doctor with my last pregnancy explained it was a really difficult line to walk because they don't want to medicate unless it is absolutely essential. That babies tend to tolerate a slow increase in bp much better than high pressure, dropping super low and then still possibly climbing. She also...
by katznkt
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Mag Sulfate
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re : Mag Sulfate

<t>I was on mag for 48 hours with both pregnancies and Mag sucks! <br/> <br/> I didn't have any true side effects, I just remember a fogginess. And that I don't remember much of the time I was on the mag sulfate. It definitely was worse the higher the dose I was on, but when I was prepared for it me...
by katznkt
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Natural ways to lower bp's (pp)
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re : Natural ways to lower bp's (pp)

<t>Give it time! My bp was still high until 5 months to the day pp. Then overnight (literally) it went from 150/90 to 115/70. And has been perfect since. I was dieting at the time, but wasn't losing weight (bum deal!). I think my body just needed time to go back to normal and get all the hormones ou...
by katznkt
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When did you start home BP checks?
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re : When did you start home BP checks?

<t>Hmm... With my first I developed late/quick onset at 39 weeks. Never even knew to be worried. With my second, my bp skyrocketed at 10 weeks so I started then. Even when my bp dipped in the 2nd trimester I took it daily for peace of mind. I started taking it 2-3 times a day the higher it got until...
by katznkt
Sun Sep 19, 2010 09:53 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Should I be concerned?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re : Should I be concerned?

<t>While there are members who have experience PE prior to 20 weeks or early onset right after, I wouldn't worry too much if your bp is low. To be diagnostic for PE your bp has to rise. HOWEVER, I wouldn't rely too heavily on the 140/90 if your bp is consistantly really really low. I would make the ...
by katznkt
Sat Aug 07, 2010 07:59 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: to call or not to call that is the question.
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re : to call or not to call that is the question.

<t>Glad you got clarification. I always called. Nothing ever came of calling though, because they always told me that if I was concerned to go to the hospital. There they would draw blood, take one blood pressure while I was on my side for an hour and then send me home. Even when the one pressure wa...
by katznkt
Sat Jul 24, 2010 08:01 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: No more children?
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re : No more children?

We are happy with our two happy girls. I haven't completely ruled out another pregnancy because I am so young and I don't know how I will feel in 5-10 years. But right now we are not even considering it. I am done with bed rest and the stress!

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