by Guest (), Thu Dec 10, 2009 09:36 am
Strangely, the pitting seems to be deepest first thing in the morning. Maybe I am wrong, but that's the way it seems. My bps have been sort of all over the place - very high occasional readings (160/100) and then very very low readings (110/70). I remember last time my pressures were sort of all over the place for a few weeks before they just started staying high.
I am just 21 1/2 weeks along. So this is much earlier than last time for me to be having such symptoms.
I have an appointment on Tuesday and I am pretty well snowed in right now. Fortunately, my husband is home so he can watch our 15 month old, and I can take it easy. (Rest keeps my bps good and low too.)
I think my kidney functions were still a bit messed up from the last pregnancy. We did a very early 24 hour reading just to get a "starting point" and I think my levels were over 150 ... or maybe near 200. So I am spilling protein, probably even when not pregnant. This could be do to previous pre-e damage, or to my chronic hypertension. But could such a pre-exisiting spilling of protein relate to swelling?