Oh my, I know exactly how you feel. I had several fainting episodes when I was pregnant, I even broke my arm due to collapsing in my 3rd trimester. I was put on prednisolone to help with my bp. Good luck
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26-01-2014 23:00 #11Senior Member
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26-01-2014 23:52 #13
I knoe how that feels, I have low blood pressure generally and it got worse during pregnancy I couldn't be out for long. Like everyone said just increase salt in diet and alway have something handy to eat or drink when it drops.
For me it was worse as I jad bad ms and everything that eases the all day morning sickness drops blood pressure so I spent most of my 9 months in bed unofficially and officially. But I only faited once in the shower on my third trimester.
26-02-2014 10:51 #14Senior Member
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Still suffering with low blood pressure now in week 24. I have found ways to help me cope but no cure! I always pack a musili bar, some little snacks in the glove box of the car and a bottle of water or juice on hand. Having a good breakfast and staying hydrated has also helped a bit too
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26-02-2014 11:29 #15
Do you know approx how many mg of salt you are having a day? I think the recommend daily is about 850.
You could try gaviscon tablets. I use them for reflux in last trim. They have approx 440mg per 8 tablets I get duel action from supermarket. They are safe in pregnancy unless you have high bp.
Also soy sauce and vegemite
Last edited by Kazza78; 26-02-2014 at 11:34.
26-02-2014 13:24 #16
Another who knows how it feels. I have low blood pressure anyway, but when I'm pregnant it was exacerbated. I was always told to home and have a strong coffee but would just try and up my salt intake (which also helped with my awful leg cramps) and kept lollies in my bag for when I felt faint. The healthiest thing I can suggest though, is to keep hydrated and drink lots of water.
All the best with the rest of your pregnancy.
26-02-2014 14:03 #17
I kept one of those pkt of salt and sugar that you get at fast food joints in my bag at all times. If I felt off i eat both.
Other than that I up everyday intake of salt.
26-02-2014 14:06 #18
I have always had extremely low blood pressure so I live with most if the symptoms you described in everyday life. Eating a lot of salt helps as does making sure you drink loads of water. Also limit caffeine, eat small regular meals and don't stand up quickly (ever). I always stretch before I get up from sitting or laying down. Hope that helps
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