2 weeks ago I fainted on the subway after feeling dizzy, but the paramedics checked my blood pressure after and said everything was fine - I hadn't had much to eat or drink that day, and the train was really warm & crowded, so I figured that's why I passed out. I haven't felt dizzy again since, until yesterday afternoon. It was nothing major, just a little off-kilter whenever I turned my head. It continued through the evening and this morning it was much worse. I just went down to the nurse's office in my building and took a 45min nap, then she checked my blood pressure after and said it was high, especially considering I'd been laying down beforehand. I've never had high blood pressure before. She got me all freaked out about preclampsia. Has anyone else had any experience with this?
high blood pressure/dizziness?
I didn't have preeclampsia, but still had high blood pressure during labor last time around. It isn't fun, but if there are no other indications of preeclampsia (spilling protein in your urine is the big one) then it's not an instant induction or C-section or anything. I would talk to your OB or midwife about it and see if they have any ideas. You might want to check it a couple of times a day for a week or something like that, to get an idea of a baseline.
I get high bp in pregnancy. Started with my son (2 pregnancies ago). Ended up with pre e and induced.
BUT having hb is not indicative of pre e.
After I had him, it stayed up. So I found an ayurvedic called Mukta vati. Began taking it. BP normal within a few days. Kept taking it for a few months. Gone. BP stayed normal until...
It's not been tested on pregnant women but I felt that it was certainly healthier than the alternative and began taking it again. Within a few days my bp was back to normal. I took it for a few more months and stopped. Finished out the pregnancy with normal bp and no protein spilling.
This pregnancy already having high bp again. (Not before I got pregnant though.) And just ordered some Mukta vati.
Just something to think about if it becomes a problem.
Of course, we all have to judge for ourselves which is the better remedy.