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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 04:30 AM   11
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I have high BP in later pregnancy from 37 weeks onwards it slowly creeps up, Iím taking magnesium supplements this time, have a read up about it, it say it can prevent hypertension blood pressure in 3rd trimester. Itís worth a shot.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 04:32 AM   12
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This is a study.. Iíve just copy and pasted it..

PURPOSE: To assess if hypertension during the last part of pregnancy could be prevented by magnesium supplementation.

METHODS: Pregnant primagravida women from a local antenatal care unit were given an oral supply of 300 mg magnesium as citrate or placebo from pregnancy week 25 in a randomised double-blind setup. Blood pressure was recorded during pregnancy as well as pregnancy outcome.

RESULTS: In the magnesium-supplemented group, the average diastolic blood pressure at week 37 was significantly lower than in the placebo group (72/1.4 mean/SEM vs 77/1.4, p = 0.031). The number of women with an increase in diastolic blood pressure of ≥15 mmHg was significantly lower in the magnesium group compared with the women who received placebo (p = 0.011). There was an inverse relation between the urinary excretion of magnesium during pregnancy and the diastolic blood pressure (p = 0.005).

CONCLUSIONS: Magnesium supplementation prevented an increase in diastolic blood pressure during the last weeks of pregnancy. The relation between diastolic blood pressure and urinary excretion of magnesium suggests that magnesium is involved in the regulation of blood pressure and that the increase in diastolic blood pressure in pregnancy could be due to a lack of magnesium.

PMID 23715924 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 07:24 AM   13
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I have high BP in later pregnancy from 37 weeks onwards it slowly creeps up, Iím taking magnesium supplements this time, have a read up about it, it say it can prevent hypertension blood pressure in 3rd trimester. Itís worth a shot.
Thank you Whatme, what is your blood pressure like without the supplements?



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 09:02 AM   14
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In my previous pregnancyís I get to 36/37 weeks and it just creeps up 160/95, 96, 97 etc.. Iíve always been induced because of it.. but I suffer from migraines and have for years, Iíve been on all kinds of meds because of them.. until I tried magnesium. Which people who get migraines are deficient in, in most cases.. so I started magnesium.. and itís pretty much cured my migraines.. so it does work. But we will see about the blood pressure, Iím hopeful though. 😊 i mean itís worth a shot isnít it, itís just a vitamin thatís pretty cheap.. the article says magnesium citrate, but I take magnesium L threonate, as it crosses the blood brain barrier, as thatís where I needed it.. but I will switch to the citrate in the 3rd trimester.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 10:36 AM   15
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I have been trying different varieties of magnesium on/off for the last couple of years as I heard it helps with sleep. I have tried Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Citrite, Magnesium Glycinate and most recently Mag Taurate.

I can say for certainty it helps with sleep but it gives me headaches and Citrite gives me terrible stomach pains. I am gutted because I know how good Magnesium is for you. I have never heard of Magnesium L Threonate but will definitely look into this why do u feel the need to change to Citrite in 3rd Tri?



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 10:40 AM   16
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I take magnesium chloride for leg cramps. I wonder if it helps me sleep better. I will have to try after I have the baby. I stopped taking it about a year ago.



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2018, 11:01 AM   17
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I have been trying different varieties of magnesium on/off for the last couple of years as I heard it helps with sleep. I have tried Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Citrite, Magnesium Glycinate and most recently Mag Taurate.

I can say for certainty it helps with sleep but it gives me headaches and Citrite gives me terrible stomach pains. I am gutted because I know how good Magnesium is for you. I have never heard of Magnesium L Threonate but will definitely look into this why do u feel the need to change to Citrite in 3rd Tri?

I think magnesium citrate is more easily absorbed into the body? Iím no expert, itís hard to get good solid information on the internet, as I think a lot is sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.. but Iíll keep doing a bit of research and update if I find anything 😊



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 04:19 AM   18
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My Blood pressure started rising at 30 weeks (before 30 weeks it was always 120/80) it slowly went to 130/90 and then to 150/95 near the end. I was hypotone once a day, then twice a day and then to 3 times a day in the last two weeks. I was officially diagnosed with pregnancy induced hypertension on 32 weeks. On 32 weeks my baby also stopped growing (weighed 2kgs at that time and weighed 2.29kgs at birth), my placenta started to calcify early and flow to baby drastically decreased by 36 weeks. I was on bed rest from 36 weeks and had to go in for regular NSTs to make sure she is still Ok. I had a CSection on 37+6 as it was to dangerous to get induced with such a small baby and such high BP on my side.

Just want to add, she was born small but absolutely perfect. She was taken to my room only minutes after she was born and no time in NICU!



 
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