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floating, flashing lights ashleynida Due August 1; 2 kids; West Virginia 111 posts
27th Apr '13

I would love to know why I get these every single day and most times multiple times a day. My first pregnancy I didn't get them at all. My second I would have them every once in awhile. This pregnancy I've been having them everyday for about a month now. I'm going to bring it up to my doctor at my appointment Monday but would just like to hear everyone's thought on the topic. It would be nice to know some sort of explanation. The other pregnancy my doctor said it was a blood pressure problem but I was always normal. I guess maybe stress can trigger them??? Seeing how that would increase my blood pressure. I drink plenty of water and stuff like that like I'm supposed to so I just don't know. If everyone could give me reasons as to why I could be getting them so much, I could check things off and bring it up to my doctor better. Thank you.

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
27th Apr '13

Go to a grocery store take your blood pressure if its high go to labor and delivery. It's kind of early for that you know.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
27th Apr '13

was your blood pressure low at your last appointment?

ashleynida Due August 1; 2 kids; West Virginia 111 posts
27th Apr '13

The lower number is always between 64 and 74...I can't remember the top number though. Jaz, are you saying I shouldn't be having these this early?

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
27th Apr '13

A lot of times that's a sign of pre-eclampsia. I got them every once in awhile with my last pregnancy, not daily though, and I think it had to do with not being hydrated enough and overworking myself at work. I'd stand up and get dizzy and see spots... bp was always fine though.

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
27th Apr '13

I got them before pregnancy, and it was because my blood sugar was low.

ashleynida Due August 1; 2 kids; West Virginia 111 posts
27th Apr '13

I drink 3-4 16oz bottles of water a day and juice. I could just be sitting there watching tv and then they appear.

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ashleymcmillion:</b>" The lower number is always between 64 and 74...I can't remember the top number though. Jaz, are you saying I shouldn't be having these this early?"</blockquote>




Yeah I got pre e with my first. The signs didn't start until 28 weeks I would just go rather be safe then sorry.

Yamie Due August 9 (girl); 50 kids; Silverdale, Washington 1875 posts
27th Apr '13

You need to call your doc and let them know what is going on. They'll do a urine test to make sure there's no protein in your urine. But it does sound like you're getting high blood pressure. If you BP is higher than 140/90 you need to go in immediately as your BP can go higher in a matter of minutes. Not trying to scare you. But if it is pre-e, you need to catch it early... Good luck




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Kenyetta Turner Due June 8; Japan 1 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" A lot of times that's a sign of pre-eclampsia. I got them every once in awhile with my last pregnancy, ... [snip!] ... being hydrated enough and overworking myself at work. I'd stand up and get dizzy and see spots... bp was always fine though."</blockquote>

Cjmason Due July 20 (girl); 1 child; Tennessee 212 posts
27th Apr '13

I have the same problem. I went to the doctor last week because they got so bad. I felt horrible. Turns out my sugar is too low. She told me things I needed to do and I have started feeling some better and not as many spots! Good luck!