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by cgellura
Mon Nov 24, 2014 00:49 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...
Replies: 19
Views: 6242

Re: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...

I thought I was going to get away without any significant PE-related issues this pregnancy. WRONG! I developed postpartum preeclampsia and had to go on the dreaded Magnesium Sulfate. Awful! My blood pressure spiked and I had to be readmitted. I couldn't even leave bed to get up to the NICU to see my...
by cgellura
Sat Nov 22, 2014 04:17 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...
Replies: 19
Views: 6242

Re: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...

So it's been a pretty crazy week. Last Friday (Nov 14) I had a regular ob/gyn appointment and told them how I am feeling the baby moving less, plus some general symptoms that had me concerned about preeclampsia. I had very little protein in my urine (1.5 on the dipstick test) and my BP was in the 13...
by cgellura
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...
Replies: 19
Views: 6242

Re: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...

Honestly all I've done differently this time around is low dose aspirin daily from practically day 1 (we were TTC so I knew when that was). My medications are virtually identical, diet, lifestyle too. I honestly assumed I'd have a preemie in NICU by now. Don't get me wrong--I'm glad I don't, but it'...
by cgellura
Fri Nov 14, 2014 00:47 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...
Replies: 19
Views: 6242

Re: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...

Hi everyone, Thank you for your responses and kind words. I am 32 weeks pregnant now and still PE-free. I can't believe it! I definitely have some signs that things may be brewing, but I'm not officially there. It's so strange to me that there's a chance I won't even get PE this time around, and cou...
by cgellura
Mon Oct 20, 2014 09:28 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...
Replies: 19
Views: 6242

Re: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...

Went to see the doctor today. Thankfully there is no protein in my urine at the moment, but she is still having me do a 24 hour urine collection (fun stuff) and labs on Wednesday. Then I will go back on Friday for a recheck. She said she isn't "too" concerned yet, but that it's definitely a good ide...
by cgellura
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...
Replies: 19
Views: 6242

29 Weeks, Seeing Spots, Some BP Spikes. Ugh...

I will be 29 weeks pregnant tomorrow. This is my third pregnancy and I'm sensing that I'm starting to develop preeclampsia, again, for the third time. Oh wonderful... My daughter was born at 36 weeks due to PE, and my son was born on day 1 of week 32 due to PE (and I also lost my vision due to retin...
by cgellura
Tue Feb 11, 2014 01:24 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Dosage of low dose aspirin?
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Dosage of low dose aspirin?

I'm just curious what dosage of low dose aspirin you have been told to take each day. I am currently taking only 81 mg LDA daily. I've been reading some studies online, and more than one has suggested women with an increased risk of developing severe preeclampsia could benefit from a higher daily do...
by cgellura
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Considering #3 after 2 severe PE pregnancies. Am I INSANE???
Replies: 8
Views: 6628

Considering #3 after 2 severe PE pregnancies. Am I INSANE???

I am a 36 y/o mom of two - my daughter just turned four and my son just turned two. Before my son's birth in 2011, we always imagined we'd have three children. However, after two PE pregnancies (with the 2nd - my son - being much more severe) I started to think that we should not have any more child...
by cgellura
Mon Aug 20, 2012 01:54 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Retinal Detachment & Vision Loss due to PE
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Re: Retinal Detachment & Vision Loss due to PE

Hi everyone! I hope this message finds all of you healthy and happy. It's now been one year since I lost my vision due to severe preeclampsia. I am very happy to report that my vision is back to somewhere around 90-95% of my original vision. I can do everything I did before the vision loss. Yes, I'v...
by cgellura
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Retinal Detachment & Vision Loss due to PE
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Re: Retinal Detachment & Vision Loss due to PE

Just following up on my August vision loss (Serous Retinal Detachment) due to preeclampsia. It's now just about five months since my son was born and my vision has pretty much returned. It's not back 100% but I'd say about 90% is back. I can't complain. Night vision is not as good as before. Also, i...

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