Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Sparkles

Anyone else ever get the "sparkles"?

Before I got pregnant, I only ever had them once when I was a teenager. I didn't know how to describe them at the time, but they kinda reminded me of the story of the conception of Perseus.

But I got them much more frequently when I was pregnant, and I didn't really know if it was a problem or not. The pregnancy book I had never mentioned them. When I started to get a little preeclamptic, my MFM asked me about visual disturbances and I tried to describe to him the golden singes of light I see and he said, "Oh, the sparkles, no, those are fine." So I guess they aren't anything to get worried about.

And since having the baby I've only had them a couple of times. Including this morning. I usually took them as a sign to slow down during pregnancy. I don't think I needed slowing down this morning. When I have had my blood glucose meter near by I have tried to check that to see if I could blame low/high sugar, but I've never seen anything out of the norm there.

So does anyone else know what I'm talking about? Anyone ever ask a dr. about them? Just curious.


Celia said...

Yes, I had them while pregnant, usually if I took too hot a shower. I get them from time to time now.

Melissa said...

had them constantly. Especially when I stood up from sitting or like Celia said a shower. I probably haven't had them now for over a month. My doctor wasn't concerned and just they were normal. I described them as sparkles or spots/stars. Pregnancy is ridiculously weird and it's almost scary that they can't explain things happening to our bodies.