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    Default Blood Pressure too Low

    Any one know the safest, quickest way I can raise my BP (can't believe I'm asking considering I had pre eclampsia last pregnancy)? I passed out at the dr's office today, and my
    BP was 88/44, then 93/53 just before I left. I'm sick of feeling so rubbish all the time. This pregnancy has really knocked me around.

    I know to drink more fluid, but I need something that's gonna work fast. I can't even drive at this point

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    If you find something please let me know! I spent my whole last pregnancy passing out, ended up being on house arrest because I just kept falling. I was admitted to hospital twice and they said it was solely due to being pregnant and it would be better once I Gave birth...
    This is one thing that scares DF about us ttc next year,is if it happens again

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    Have you tried compression stockings? I believe they may help


    Bfp!!! Little bug due 25/6/12

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    No I haven't, I'll give them a go though. Thanks!

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    Apparently liquorice can raise your BP.

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    My doctor recommended one sports drink a day. The electrolytes help to keep it slightly elevated (mine is 100/60 normally, on sports drinks it's about 115/65).

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    I used to have low bp issues (not whilst pg though), and the bp medication made me feel sick, so I was told to adjust my diet to include more salt and fluids.

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    I have been also drinking a powerade per day. Sometimes I can drink water and just never feel hydrated and feel dizzy. It seems to help me. I believe the only things to do are laying down with feet up, drinking fluids, getting up slowly from sitting and laying.
    Annoying I understand!

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    I has this too, but found it improved after 30 weeks. I think it was because I stopped working then and I wasn't sitting at a desk all day. Keeping hydrated definitely helped as well as keeping moving. If I was ever sitting down I'd wriggle my toes and etc before I stood up to get the blood pumping. I also would rock from side to side and stretch my legs out if I ever had to stand in the same spot for too long (like waiting in line at the check out etc). Stress made mine worse too.


 

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