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#1 of 3 Old 04-13-2004, 02:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have been reading the csec at 25 weeks thread regarding pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure).

Is there such a thing as too LOW a blood pressure?

I am always seeing stars when I stand up too fast...even if I stand up slowly, actually. I never actually pass out...but last time I was at the midwife my BP was like 110 over 48. Yes, you read that correctly.

So is there such a thing as TOO LOW? And if so, what can I do about it??

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Medically, I'm told that there's no such thing, but if your bp drops "too low" it can cause problems like you are having.

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Eh, my bp at my last prenatal appt was 80 over 50 (normal for me is about 90 over 50). I wouldn't worry about it. I sure don't, and none of my caregivers ever have, either.
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