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spots in front of eyes, sleeping or "numb" feeling

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Cigna Tue 19-Apr-16 11:21:56

What can this be? I´m 6 month pregnant. I had a big meeting this morning in a warm room and near the end of it, I couldn´t focus my vision anymore: I had spots floating before my eyes. Once back in my office, I ate a banana to have something in my stomach (after breakfast) but it does not seem to help. I do not see spots any more, but I still find it hard to focus and concentrate. Then suddenly my right hand fell asleep for a while and afterwards my tongue which is a really awkward feeling. Now I´m doing a bit better. I tried reaching my dr, but he´s busy and in any case it will take a couple of hours before I could go to the hospital (I´m working in another city). Should I check this out or is this a known symptom?

Ziege Tue 19-Apr-16 12:07:38

Hi, I have no experience with any of those symptoms myself, but I remember from last pregnancy that problems with vision, such as seeing flashes or lights, was on the list of symptoms that should be checked as might be a sign for some potentially serious condition (preeclampsia maybe?). So I think you should not give up seeing somebody about it soon; maybe call your midwife? Don't want to scare you, maybe you are just having a day with bad blood circulation or so, but I'd rather see somebody. (Sorry for mistakes am not a native speaker)

Heirhelp Tue 19-Apr-16 12:10:49

Visual disturbances and\or bad headache is a sign of preeclampsia. Every midwife appointment I have now (38 weeks) midwife reminds me that if I have these symptoms I must ring the hospital straight away. This is no something you can just wait and see what happens.

Smartiepants79 Tue 19-Apr-16 12:13:49

Yup, definitely get an appointment with someone. Midwife, gp, someone and today.
Might be nothing but others are right those symptoms need checking.

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