Posted by: Gillian | 2008/05/21

High Blood Pressure

Hi Doc, I am 26 weeks pregnant. The last 2 weeks every now and then I feel dizzy and it feels as if I cannot pick up my arms. Occassionally I "hear" my heart beating in my ears. Could this perhaps be a sign of high blood pressure. I have picked up quite a bit of weight, could this also be the cause of me not feeling well. Many a day I really feel overly exhausted. Do you think this is normal?

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Our expert says:
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These are normal side effects of pregnancy, not related to high blood pressure. Low blood pressure is more likely.

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Posted by: not a doctor but worried... | 2008/05/23

Hi Gillian,

I have no expert medical knowledge but out of my own experience want to advise you to go to either your doctor or a pharmacy. High blood pressure is extremely harmful to yourself and the baby. Sorry for "neus insteek" but it seems the gynae doc is on leave!! and I know that you MUST see an expert immediately.

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