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Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby pugmommy7 » Thu Mar 04, 2004 09:06 pm

by pugmommy7 (311 Posts), Thu Mar 04, 2004 09:06 pm

Since I have started my bit**ing about MAG, I have heard some really interesting,horrible,sad,funny accounts from a lot of you ladies.
I think surviving that junk was as bad as the actual sickness of which it saved us from DYING!
We should get "I survived Magnesium Sulfate" t-shirts printed![:D]

Seriously though, I really appreciate the support. Hearing from all of you, really has been healing.

[:X]LOVE[:I] ~Jennifer

Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby taras mom » Fri Mar 05, 2004 00:31 am

by taras mom (841 Posts), Fri Mar 05, 2004 00:31 am

Love the t-shirt idea! The mystified looks you'd get would be so entertaining!

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby sandy » Fri Mar 05, 2004 08:36 am

by sandy (1138 Posts), Fri Mar 05, 2004 08:36 am

Agreed about the t-shirts!!! (Humor is good medicine, and I'm finally at the spot where I'm using some these days.)

~Sandy/DD born via emergency C at 35 wks. June '03 due to Severe PE/class III HELLP/chronic HBP/asthma
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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby angelical » Fri Mar 05, 2004 08:46 am

by angelical (330 Posts), Fri Mar 05, 2004 08:46 am

That IS funny. And I agree... it has been nice to hear about others' experiences with that stuff. Although I was lucky enough to only be on it for a few hours. I'm sure it did save our lives though.

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby deerhart » Fri Mar 05, 2004 09:33 am

by deerhart (3282 Posts), Fri Mar 05, 2004 09:33 am

As I learn more and more about different things, I am sort of coming to the conclusion that I am propably allergic to sulfer and sulfa and thus MY experiences with mag were compounded by an allergic reaction of some degree.

Its seems sorta scary that all these drugs they keep geiving me to make me better seem to harm as much as they help!

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby sherry fisher » Tue Mar 09, 2004 08:12 am

by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Tue Mar 09, 2004 08:12 am

Funny! When My BP was up last night in the hospital my mom called and I just cried and cried to her and told her if they put me on MAG they could just kill me, I did not care anymore! I have warned my DH in advance about MAG as well! No one understands unless you have had a good dose of that candy! UGHH! Thank goodness, my BP's were under control after awhile and not quite high enough for it. RELIEF!!
But last night brought back many many memories!

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby aimeejane » Tue Mar 09, 2004 09:19 am

by aimeejane (589 Posts), Tue Mar 09, 2004 09:19 am

Oh, I'd love a t-shirt! I was on it post-op, but what a strange 24 hours that was... [:p]

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby jarnett » Wed Mar 10, 2004 09:51 am

by jarnett (8 Posts), Wed Mar 10, 2004 09:51 am

Totally with you on the mag. I am so glad to know that my anxiety and inability to breathe (which, I was told at the time were psycosematic (sp?) have also occurred with others and I was not losing my mind! If I was sitting up after delivery of Travis and still on mag, I couldn't breathe at all I was freaking out! That stuff is horrible. I had to go on it again right when I was going home because my protein in my urine was spiking up again and my BP was fluctuating (that's a whole other story, though!) Having to be on it twice before and after one delivery was the pits!

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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby pugmommy7 » Wed Mar 10, 2004 08:12 pm

by pugmommy7 (311 Posts), Wed Mar 10, 2004 08:12 pm

I am so glad to hear you say that about the breathing and anxiety. They kept saying that they understood, but I still felt that the thought it was minor.
It was simply the most terrorizing, inescapable thing I have ever felt.

One of my AWESOME l&d nurses had it w/2 out of her 4 babies.(She was pre-e w/ them and it gradually was less and less w/ each subsequent pregnancy)She was the most sympathetic.
Because she has been there, no one can understand unless they have had it!

I have heard that many people request to be taken off of it because they simply cannot take it anymore.

I am still hanging in, with normal bp's.
But we are only 25 weeks. The trouble didn't start until 31 weeks last time.
Hopefully not again at all!




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Re : Magnesium Sulfate Survivors

Postby for faith » Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:23 am

by for faith (1749 Posts), Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:23 am

I was just popping around the topics and saw this one. So glad to hear that others had a hard time with Mag. I was on it for 5 days, 2 days before delivering my daughter and 3 days after. By the end I thought was going nuts, I was so hot and one time started having a panic attack. Dealing with that and a baby in NICU was bad. I would love a t-shirt (ha,ha)!!!

Enjoy your babies!!!

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Tyler - almost 4 (36 weeks, PIH)
Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 weeks)
Faith Kristine - 1/5/04-1/30/04 (30 weeks due to severe preeclampsia, passed due to NEC (intestinal premie complication) & Sepsis)
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