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Swelling. user banned
4th Jun

How far along were you when you started to swell during pregnancy? I swelled really bad with DD, my fingers swelled around 28-29 weeks and my feet and ankles blew up around 34 weeks. By 39 weeks (when I delivered) My ankles were so swollen I could barely walk and my BP was through the roof.
 
I'm only 25+4 right now and I'm already started swelling bad :( by the end of the day my hands, fingers, ankles, feet, and toes are blown up. I'm already drinking lots of fluids and watching my sodium intake. I'm scared this means my blood pressure is going to be high again but earlier this pregnancy. It was so high last time that they wanted to induce :(

Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25943 posts
status 4th Jun

Can you go to walmart or something and check your BP on one of those machines? 

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18766 posts
4th Jun

As soon as summer hit, around 20-22 weeks. It was only one foot mostly though and had had to wear only one pair of shoes for the rest of the summer because I could adjust the straps to fit each foot correctly. Lol. It sucked! 

Try and limit your salt intake!

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 posts
4th Jun

Quoting Elliot Grace (24 weeks):
Can you go to walmart or something and check your BP on one of those machines? 


With my last I could tell when my BP was high. I don't think it is yet, but if this is anything like my last within just a few weeks it will be bad. They put me on BP meds and it was horrible they made me feel so shitty.

Oh and they told me not to use the electric machines because they are highly inaccurate. They told me if I needed it checked to go to a local fire or police dept and they do it for free with a cuff. I had to do that once, so embarrassing lol. The guy was like "well this is different we usually only get old people" LOL.

Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25943 posts
status 4th Jun

Quoting Samantha ~ 25 weeks:

With my last I could tell when my BP was high. I don't think it is yet, but if this is anything like my last within just a few weeks it will be bad. They put me on BP meds and it was horrible they made me feel so shitty.

Oh and they told me not to use the electric machines because they are highly inaccurate. They told me if I needed it checked to go to a local fire or police dept and they do it for free with a cuff. I had to do that once, so embarrassing lol. The guy was like "well this is different we usually only get old people" LOL.


Really!?!? They've always been pretty accurate for me! That's weird though. Maybe it's because my blood pressure is always low
lol

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 posts
4th Jun

Quoting Bad Things:
As soon as summer hit, around 20-22 weeks. It was only one foot mostly though and had had to wear only one pair of shoes for the rest of the summer because I could adjust the straps to fit each foot correctly. Lol. It sucked! 

Try and limit your salt intake!


I'm already limiting sodium intake =\ yeah I can already only wear flip flops lol. I don't think my body is going to handle being pregnant during summer well.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18766 posts
4th Jun

I just went out and got one from Walgreens 

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 posts
4th Jun

Quoting Elliot Grace (24 weeks):

Really!?!? They've always been pretty accurate for me! That's weird though. Maybe it's because my blood pressure is always low
lol


Yup! I did it a few times and it the numbers were always higher than they really were. It only started being inaccurate when my BP got high. When I'm normal it usually reads right. I don't know why, so weird.

user banned Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6726 posts
4th Jun

Quoting Bad Things:
I just went out and got one from Walgreens 


A cuff? I can't take my own BP and SO doesn't know how lol.

Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25943 posts
status 4th Jun

Quoting Samantha ~ 25 weeks:

Yup! I did it a few times and it the numbers were always higher than they really were. It only started being inaccurate when my BP got high. When I'm normal it usually reads right. I don't know why, so weird.


Well that's good to know. Damn girl, you have bad luck with pregnancies!