Friday, June 6, 2008

Today didn't go as planned

I woke up today feeling about the same as most mornings except shortly after I had breakfast I felt dizzy. And not just a little dizzy, really dizzy. I sat down and tried to relax. Stood up and then... tunnel vision. I have fainted about half a dozen times so I know what tunnel vision means. It means I am going to faint. I sat down about as fast as I could to insure I didn't fall down. I am home alone so falling isn't good.

I laid down for an hour maybe more and then crawled to the phone. I called the help line spoke to the nurse and the soonest they could get me in 4pm. CRAP but okay. Only R has the car and even if I had it I couldn't drive like this. So my sis (who is in town now BTW) calls a few moments later to see about me going to the park. We agreed I shouldn't go but she could take me to my appt.

I am fine all afternoon, still a little faintish but not like the morning. Once I go back they take my blood pressure. Now I am a big girl, I get that but my blood pressure has always been good. around 110/70 normally. Today it was 78/60. "Ummm no, take it again" she says "its right, this is why you are so dizzy" Me: "What was it last Friday?" Her: 90/65 Me: But I was in the middle of a panic attack!! How is that possible?

Well once my Dr is there they explain that low blood pressure is normal in early pg. I couldn't believe THIS was normal. But after much reassurance from the Dr it is.

He did an u/s just to reassure me and bean looks good, heart rate above 150 but no accurate measurement. Have I mentioned their u/s machine SUCKS?

So the plan is to increase my salt intake, just a little. I eat an almost no added salt diet, I don't cook with it, I use salt free butter, and now because I am pg I am not eating 'junk food" my salt intake is down to about none. I am also to drink more water, as in about 8 oz an hour.

I hope tomorrow is a better day, but I am just thankful things are better tonight.

15 comments:

~Jess said...

I'm sorry you were feeling dizzy: It must have been so scary. I hate that feeling, having no control and knowing something is happening.

Hopefully increasing your salt and water will help. I'm thinking about you!

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JGirl2005 said...

I'm sorry you were feeling dizzy. I have felt like that a few times.
I'm drinking lots of water too, but I feel it is never enough.
I'm glad the bean is fine and I can't believe you are so far along already.

Who Needs Patience? said...

My goodness, sorry you were feeling like that...I'm sure that was scary. I am glad everything turned out to be fine, I hope your dizzy spells go away!

Tina623 said...

My blood pressure would get really low in the beginning but then settled down and has stayed normal so far. I hope adding more salt does the trick. That is an awful feeling and how scary that you were alone. Doesn't matter though, because you're okay and so are babies. Take care :)

Amandalyn717 said...

I'll be thinking of you this weekend...I hope you are feeling better and get some answers about the dizzyness! Take care of yourself!!

Tiffani said...

I know exactly how you are feeling - I almost passed out in church one day when it was time to stand up - I couldnt hear anything, and I was babbling to dh about not feeling so good - he grabbed me by the arm and marched my sick butt out. I still get dizzy every now and then. Scary, huh?

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Oh that is just awful. I often get lightheaded and it's just a terrible feeling. I'm glad your sister was in town to take you and that your baby is doing fine.

Echloe said...

I hope you are felling better today.

Jennifer said...

Scary! I had no idea that was a pregnancy thing. Hope you're feeling better.

Jennifer said...

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Stephanie said...

I hope that you get the B/P up to a normal level, I have heard it is common. So happy all is going good. I hope the salt increase will help without too much bloating.

Maryann said...

Hi Ariella,
I just want to thank you for writing a comment on the blog entry my dh wrote. If it wasn't for your comment I would have no idea he did and said what he did. I have no intention of deleting my account. I will just be sure to only include in it baby related info. Since that is what you and everyone else truly cares about anyway. I know how it is waiting for updates, etc.

We talked about it and I understand why he feels the way he does. However, he didn't know that NO ONE in his family reads my blog. He apologized to me for what he did and we are leaving it at that. Thanks again for letting me know what was going on.

I hope you are feeling better!

Heather.PNR said...

How scary! Glad everything is ok.

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