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Is Dizziness a sign of pre-e?

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Is Dizziness a sign of pre-e?

Postby jjbmack » Tue Feb 11, 2003 04:32 pm

by jjbmack (1 Posts), Tue Feb 11, 2003 04:32 pm

This is my 2nd pregnancy and I am almost 35 weeks. With my first daughter I developed pre-e and she was born via emergency c-section at 35 weeks. My first sign that something was wrong was feeling very days for a couple days in a row. Then I started swelling badly and had +2 protein. My blood pressure was never really high until I was in the hospital. I did a 24 hr. collection and had 5 grams of protein. Anyway, I have been very worried this pregnancy that I would get this again. Last week I had 3 days where I had to stay in bed because I was dizzy but my bp was fine and no protein. I have just gained 7 lbs in a week and now I have a trace of protein and my bp was 138/90. Does this sound like pre-e again. My dr. has me resting and I have to go back in 2 days for another check. Anyway, I haven't read anything about dizziness being a symptom but I have had it both times. Thanks for any info you may have.

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Re : Is Dizziness a sign of pre-e?

Postby annegarrett » Tue Feb 11, 2003 08:18 pm

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Tue Feb 11, 2003 08:18 pm

Yes, this sounds as if you are developing preeclampsia again. Your diastolic BP is 90 and you are gaining weight rapidly, edema. A trace of protein may increase over time.

Follow your doctors advice closely. Call if you develop headaches or abdominal pain. A follow-up in two days is appropriate. Make certain that you can feel the baby moving every day. Your doctor may advise a nonstress test to evaluate the condition of the baby.

Fortunately, you are at 35 weeks. If delivery becomes necessary, you are almost at term.

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