Magnesium and pre eclampsia?
I have a rather simple question, but a long back story for the question.
What kind of do they use when you have pre eclampsia?
Here is why I ask, with my first child I had mild pre e. (Protein was 333, cutoff was 300/ BP was only high in the doctors office, but did gain almost 30# in my last month from mostly swelling) after delivery, I was put on a magnesium drip. I kept feeling weird and my bp alarm kept going off for low bp, I kept telling the nurses and it was dismissed. After being off the drip for i think about 3 hours, I was told I could shower, I ended up passing out in the shower and when they got me back into bed, my bp was 68/20 and dropped even lower to 42/12 when they were trying to get an IV back in me. They then tried to raise my bp too quickly resulting in a mini stroke.
I am very Leary about taking magnesium now because of this one experience.
Would this be considered a reaction that warrants avoiding that particular magnesium? Or was it because I was being diffused for 12 hours…