I'll follow by saying I am not suggesting you run out and buy magnesium and start popping pills. But to tell your doctor and ask for a blood test. My OB has never seen this before and doesn't understand why this Oil Press happens. Niether did the nurses in labor and delivery. Whenever my bp would go up in the hospital, they would tell me to lay down and relax. Thinking it was stress induced from the labor and having a new baby. It never hurts to ask your doctor for a blood test.
I hope my experience helps someone. It was a very scary thing for me. But so simple of a thing to fix.
Me! After delivery of my first and second babies, I experienced heart palpitations followed by a feeling that my heart was beating hard and slow. It would scare me. But I would lay down for a bit and eventually, it would go away. This would go on for about a month. After my third was born, I experienced the same symptoms and happen to have access to a bp machine. My bp was 210/110. We rushed to the ER and after some blood work, was told my magnesium was low and to take a supplement. Within 10 minutes of taking my first supplement, I felt so much better. I just gave birth to my fourth and within an hour of giving birth, I felt the palpitations and the hard beating again. I brought my supplements with me to the hospital and took one immediately. And my bp never went above 130/80 and experienced no palpitations. It has been a week and if I forget to take the supplement, I feel it.
I had healthy pregnancies. No pre-e or magnesium deficiencies during pregnancy or after delivery.
I posted this question over 2 years ago and I still have the high blood pressure, I lost weight and was able to lower my medication before i got pregnant again. Whlie I was pregnat they had to increse my medication 3 times and i was a high risk pregnancy. i was going to the dr 3 times a week for the last 8 weeks and the did a c-section 2 weeks before my due date to insure my placenta was still good. After i deliverd my 2nd baby i was able to lower my medication oil press again and now i am on the lowest dose i have ever been on. After i stoped brestfeeding the second time my blood pressure did go up sightly but i am still on the lowest dose i have ever been on. I was on 4 different meds at one point with my bp up at 200/115 at times. Nobody could really give me any answers. I went to an internal medicine guy who checked my kidneys and did some other tests. All negative. I went to a bunch of different doctors and to the emergency room 4 times. Finally I went back to my old general practitioner-the only woman I saw- and she said she has seen this a lot and that it could last like six months. Over the past six months it has gone down and I have been able to wean off all my meds. Going back to the doc next week and she will probably take me off the last of it. I went down from 20 mg of benicar to 5 mg in the last month. I definitely think mine was hormone related because I had spike in my bp when I got my period. It started going down about 3 mos pp and is normal all the time now. Just glad I got through it.
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