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by kvirl
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Having a second baby after HELLP
Replies: 12
Views: 6818

Re: Having a second baby after HELLP

It's great to hear that the 2d pregnancy was "normal". I wish all trying again the best and a PE/HELLP free pregnancies!!! My husband and I are going to try again too - we've received the go-ahead for next month once my medication gets figured out (I'm on an ace-inhib for the kidney disease I got fr...
by kvirl
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Atypical HELLP Syndrome
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: Atypical HELLP Syndrome

Hi all, I guess I had a-typical HELLP syndrome. I was 35, healthy, exercised, ate well, etc. No blood pressure or proteinurea issues. I did start feeling pain in my upper right quadrant in my second trimester but was told that it was likely due to the baby pushing my ribs around (oddly, no other pre...
by kvirl
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: PE vs. HELLP
Replies: 4
Views: 3015

Re: PE vs. HELLP

Hi Kris: I don't think so. I just met with my perinatologist on Friday and she indicated that PE can be just as devastating to the body/baby as HELLP. She said that everyone thinks HELLP is a severe form of PE, which it is, but it can also occur outside of PE, on its own. Therefore, you ultimately c...
by kvirl
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: I'm finally back
Replies: 24
Views: 8600

Re: I'm finally back

Hi Sarah & Trish: I just had my visit with my perinatologist this past Friday. I asked her the difference b/t a perinatologist and an MFM and she said they were essentially the same. I started worrying when I kept seeing everyone use that MFM acronym. Anyhow, she said that she's been following my pr...
by kvirl
Mon Mar 28, 2011 02:34 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: I'm finally back
Replies: 24
Views: 8600

Re: I'm finally back

Hi Sarah: I'm in the suburbs of the Bay Area, in Marin. I used to live in the suburbs of Chicago when I was in the second grade - Lincolnshire somewhere. I loved it! We had a natural ice-skating rink in the winter right in our backyard! I remember my nephrologist telling me that sometimes he likes k...
by kvirl
Sun Mar 27, 2011 06:09 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: I'm finally back
Replies: 24
Views: 8600

Re: I'm finally back

Hi Sarah: I would love to know your GFR b/c I'm a #s girl! 39% is considered low end Stage 3 CKD; always hoping for more. I've just started doing Qigong - a visualization-movement of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Hoping Eastern will take over from where Western has stopped! My creatinine went to 1.4...
by kvirl
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: I'm finally back
Replies: 24
Views: 8600

Re: I'm finally back

Hi Sarah, I had a very similar experience to yours in Oct. 2009: HELLP w/placental abruption at 26 weeks (I think, I always get confused with the weeks - basically was at very end of 2d trimester, about to begin third), lost our little one, and had that unfortunate additional complication to HELLP: ...
by kvirl
Wed May 26, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: HELLP w-Kidney Failure - Subsequent Pregnancies
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Re : HELLP w-Kidney Failure - Subsequent Pregnancies

<t>Thanks Jules and L412 Angel. Jules, I just realized the short time span between your pregnancies. Only now in May, seven months after the acute episode, do my nephrologist and obgyn talk about pregnancy without that fearful look or the lecture about not getting pregnant yet. I am sorry for all yo...
by kvirl
Tue May 25, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Upper Quadrant Pain
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re : Upper Quadrant Pain

<t>Yeah!! I'm am so glad that your labs turned out all right. Re Upper Right Quadrant Pain, mine started as a dull ache under my right breast at my fifth month (I'm not good with the weeks). I thought, oh, this must be a side-ache or pulled muscle somehow. Then two days later, it turned into somethi...
by kvirl
Tue May 25, 2010 09:50 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Want to try again/Pre-e/HELLP underlying kidney dx
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re : Want to try again/Pre-e/HELLP underlying kidney dx

<t>Hi Trish: I have kidney disease now because of HELLP, not prior to (just moved up to Stage 3!! GFR at 34%. Creatinine finally down to 1.8 or so - YEAH!!!!). Your question is difficult to answer (as are all questions on these forums since no one knows why HELLP) because your kidney disease was pri...

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