The doctors are currently trying to put me on magnesium sulfate at the hospital right now. After 2 shots of the T-word stuff (cant remember the name). I'm 35 weeks, and they say its my only option. I'm really scared because of the things I"ve read about it. Any suggestions? Any one done this?Answer Question
I was on a magnesium drip for a week before my son was born because I had preeclampsia.
It is not pleasant. I had hot flashes and felt groggy and out of it. Like I couldn't wake all the way up. The first day was the worst while they were getting the levels right. Then it got better. Still icky, but by no means unbearable. I had a little fan that I kept aimed at my face all the time. It really helped with the hot flushed feeling I got from the mag and the fluids.
It also helped regulate my blood pressure it went down and stayed down for a week and the mag was the only thing I was on.
Do you have preeclampsia? If you do, you need to take the mag. You could have sesuires, or they could deliver earlier. I went in the hospital at 34 weeks and they were able hold off delivering for a week because of the mag.
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