Mag Sulfate

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby riehlism » Sat Sep 04, 2010 00:16 am

I was on it for a few days, but I only remember the drunk feeling. But that was it. Or maybe I was just that out of it that I can't remember what it was really like.

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby miamibunnie » Thu Sep 02, 2010 09:47 pm

That Mag was the worst but it save my life also. It made me super hot like you were in a desert and my face so red. The first thing I kept asking for was water. I was so thirsty..I was so happy when I got off the Mag, only 24 hrs.

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby jenmatt1 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:13 am

I was on it and wasn't sick at all or nauseous. But although I didn't realize it at the time, looking back, I can barely remember those moments that I was on the mag. Everything is kind of fuzzy. But I do remember the nurses being shocked that I had no ill effects to the mag. Luckily I was only on it for 2 days

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby alexa5 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 08:16 am

When I first started the mag, it wasn't so bad and I wasn't sure what the big to-do was about it. But then I had some nausea, but that was taken care of by the doc by adding anti-nausea meds which worked fine. The part that hit me and made me really dislike it was the effects over several days...feeling loopy and out of it, difficult to converse/pull words together to say what I wanted, and I am pretty sure my vision was affected didn't seem like pre-e vision issues but more tied to the loopiness/fatigue. It is hard to say what parts are the mag, and which are pre-e, though, so I agree with the others on that.

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby jamilyn » Wed Sep 01, 2010 04:50 am

The side effects were bad, I was so on fire and my entire body was just hot and it felt like i was sucking on pennies. I had a hard time getting around to the bathroom and had a hard time talking and really getting my thoughts together. It would def be great if those things didnt happen but it saved my life so i try to think like kara said.

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby kara » Wed Sep 01, 2010 01:33 am

I was on it for a week and DID overdose. They took me off it for a few hours until my levels went down and then I was put back on it. Remember that with PE you are REALLY ill, multi-system organ failure, and such, so some of the side effects aren't just magnesium. It wasn't the worst thing I ever had, but the heat/hot flashes, inability to focus my eyes and lack of muscle control was annoying at best. It may have saved my life, so I don't care how bad it made me feel.

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby lilillini » Wed Sep 01, 2010 01:28 am

I was on it for a week, then discharged, then again for a week before DD was born, and then 24 hours afterwards. She had mag. toxicity as a result, and was fairly floppy at birth and had a hard time feeding at first, but was fine once it was out of her system.

When I had my son, I remember being a lot more affected by it, and was on it for 6 days (2 days before delivery, and off and on for another 4 days).

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby angieb » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:53 pm

The only side effect I had was feeling like an elephant was sitting on top of me when they made me sit up (because of my c-section they wanted me to sit up the next day to start using the muscles a bit), and then my body felt like it was on fire. I also hated the leg things, almost as much as the mag. My room was nicknamed "winter wonderland" and I was eating popsicles, with a fan on me, with the room temp as low as they could make it, while everyone else bundled up.

I hope we all avoid the mag completely next time!

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby kerisue » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:31 pm

I was pretty sick when I was on mag, but I don't remember the side effects you describe. I felt like my thinking was fuzzy which was my main objection to it. It also made me hot; rather, I was not hot bc the nurses kept the room temp at what felt like "normal" to me. Everyone else in the room was bundled up and freezing!

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Re : Mag Sulfate

Postby alviarin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:28 pm

I don't know if there is a way to avoid the side effects, but not everyone gets them. Maybe your headache was caused by pre-e and not the mag?

Once I even had magnesium sulfate as part of an iv cocktail to break a migraine... they did throw an anti-nausea med in there too though.

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