by socalmama (3 Posts), Mon Apr 06, 2009 04:11 pm
I am new here. :) My name is Jenny, and I am 33 weeks along with my first baby. I have not been diagnosed with preeclampsia, but have been hospitalized at week 24 with a scare. I get white coat hypertension, and my BP at the doctors is usually around 130/90-140/90 (but at home, 'round the clock, it is 110/70-125/80). All blood tests were normal (and I go for another round this week). I don't have any swelling, headaches, or protein in my urine.
I have been experiencing new eye floaters. I have always had them, but a few weeks ago I got quite a few more. I went to my eye doc (an MD who has experience with preeclamptic women),and had my eyes dialated. She said everything looks great, and that the floaters are in no way related to preeclampsia (or hypertension or diabetes). She said to look out more for double vision, very blurry vision, eye spots that you can't see through, flashes of light, and blind spots.
My questions is: What have you experienced in terms of vision changes? Are there pictures on the web to illustrate? I thought that new floaters WERE a sign of preeclampsia, so I am confused. Should I rest assured, or shoul I continue to worry?
:) Thank you, everyone!