Vision Problems Scary White Flashes

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Maddie - April 25

Does anyone experience white flashes in your vision? I know that it could be sign of toxemia...and I am 32 wks. preg. - Retaining water - extreme sudden weight gain - and slight traces of protein in my urine but my doc said that wasnormal (on Thursday). I am worried because though...does anyone have the blurry vision?? It looks like white flashies, or reflections. I hate it...I'm also on iron pills if that makes a difference.

 

Sam - April 25

Have you told the doc about the white flashes? If not, you need to.

 

Heidi - April 25

I'm only 14 wks and have noticed my vision a little blurred but no flashes. You should tell your doc about this.

 

KEEKEE - April 25

Hi, I had preeclampsia twice. With both of my pregnanies. White flashes is one of the signs. It is not normal to have protein in your urine. You also have retaining water( another sign). Tell your dr. this is dangerous!!!! If he wont do anything, go to another doc...My oldest has health problems because a dr. did pay much attention to what was going......With my last son,I had him c-section at 32 weeks because of preeclamspia. He can out 5 pounds and now 29 pounds!!!! Very health!!!!............Please Please, call your doctor. This is Dangerous for you and your baby. Please tell me what happen after you make that call!!!! ..........I will be praying for you and your baby.......Good Luck

 

KEEKEE - April 25

There is a website...........www.preeclampsia.org.............It is a great site. It has all the symptoms of preeclampsia. I hope this helps!!!!

 

Maddie - April 25

Keekee...thank you so much for the info. I have had white flashes before becoming preg. which were normally followed by a headache. But, I just want to be sure. This is the second time I've noticed white flashes in two weeks and my doc wasn't concerned as my blood pressure was fine on thursday. Another red flag was that from April 6th to April 21st I gained like 10 pounds and have stayed fairly active (working and climbing stairs in our apartment). Were you also TIRED...VERY tired in the morning. I felt weak and tired this morning in the shower and got better after I ate some frosted mini wheats.

 

KEEKEE - April 25

Yes, I was very tried and in a lot of pain. I told my hubby and told his mom. His mom said I need a body shaper for pregnancy.What!!! People didn't take me seriously. I also had a hard time eating. My nausea even got worst!!...I put on 40 pounds in 2 months. My dr. got worried and order a lot of tests. I had protein in my urine. He put me on bed rest. 2 days later my blood pressure(white spots,blurry vision sign) was dangerous. I was checked in to the hospital. It only got worst!! My weight went up another 60 pounds!!!! At 32 weeks, I put on 100 pounds of water. It became life or death. I had a c-section. The preeclamspia lasted until my son 6 months. I still have after effects.......All ways listen to your body. If your doctor is a jerk/idoit , see another.

 

KEEKEE - April 25

Oh, I forgot to ask you if you are seeing your doctor daily since he found the protein???

 

Maddie - April 25

No, my doc said that they found slight traces of protein, and that it's normal. She said stay away from salt, as it can cause water retention, and my blood pressure was normal. What did your nausea feel like? Did you actually vomit? I recently started getting what I thought was heartburn, but I really don't know. It just feels like vomit coming up in my throat. I have gotten a little nauseas at times, but never to the point of vomitting. Did you see white flashes everyday? If I see them again tomorrow, I'll tell my doctor. Otherwise, I don't think my sympstoms are severe enough to go in right away. My next appointment is may 5th. I have back pain when I sit at the comp. in my upper area, but I can still eat regularly. Also, I tend to be staying up late a lot. Going to bed at 12 and waking up around 9 or 10. In the mornings it's really hard to get up though. Did you experience similar? Let me know, I might be overlooking possible signs, but I don't feel all that horrible, and have no headaches.

 

CC - April 25

I've had flashes and zig zags with skewed depth perception once since becoming pregnant... I had experienced this for several months a few years back (not pregnant), and after a few exams, I was diagnosed with phantom migraines (which in my case were not accompanied by actual pain). Don't know if this might be what you are referring to, but I am also going to check with my doc on Wednesday re. the preeclampsia warnings... Best of luck

 

KEEKEE - April 26

Hey Maddie and CC!!! White flashes seen more than once, should all ways be reported to the doc. From my drs. mouth when I was pregnant. Don't never be afraid to report discomforts to your dr. When you have more than two signs of preeclampsia, it should all ways be known to your dr. Just so he can look out for the illness...The reason I told Maddie about preeclampsia( I wish someone would have done the same for me) because she has a couple signs. The retaining water, sudden weight gain, slight traces of protein, blurry vision and white flashes. The only thing she's missing is high blood pressure..........When I was pregnant, I was put on a low salt diet for about 4 days until the high blood pressure kicked in. Make sure you get alot of rest and don't stress. Call your doc and ask for a earlier appointment and tell him everything that is going on. ...............I'm praying for you and your baby..Let me know whats up............By the way CC, I wasn't trying to scare her, she said she thinks she have toxemia.....Maddie holla back!!!!

 

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