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Re : Im New and I have 1 Question

Postby ludyb83 » Sat Mar 14, 638933 7:00 am

Hi I just wanted to give u guys a Lil Update On me. Im currently 34 weeks 2 days pregnant Just got release from the Hospital after staying there for 3 days Due to High Blood Pressure And increase on Protein in the urine was seeing spots and sparkles
I had My OB appoitnment monday actually was fellin fine but when they took my Blood Pressure it was High They did a NST Ultrasounds and they decided to keep me there to watch me ....I was Diagnose With Preeclampsia again .
My BP went down just with rest they did Blood Work they came back Normal I did a 24 urine collection and that came at 939 So i guess if my BLood pressure and My Protein dont increase im good they dont want me to go straigh to HELLP Like last time . they gona see me every week and they Put me On the High risk Clinic.
that doctor said that thankfully im really far on my pregnancy and that I know the sings and to go to L&D if I feel something is happening...I just want too see My nurse next week and tell her to tell me again that im Making Myself scared :/ Im happy to be home Imissed my Girls alot though im on bed rest is nice to have them close
And thank U again 4 all ur advices u guys are great

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Postby ludyb83 » Mon Nov 14, 638929 4:05 pm

Ty so much for all Your Replies and advices this past 2 days had been hard for me alot Back pain I can barely walk
and to answer some of your question no im not in a high risk clinic my Doctor think i dont need to be ...i see Him every 3 weeks .. I cant change doctors so im stuck with this one till the end ....I got My Gallbladder check with my last pregnancy not with this and everything was ok ... I have a Blood Pressure monitor at home My Blood pressure range between 117/74 - 128/83 most of the time... So once again Ty and i keep You Guys Updated if something Happens..


Sorry for my bad English :X

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Postby atvlady » Fri Nov 04, 638929 11:18 am

I had HELLP at 20 weeks and it was mainly in my right side but it did radiate towards my left side. Has your dr done liver enzymes tests' on you?

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Postby kiwi_susie » Mon Oct 24, 638929 1:22 am

I agree too - you aren't overreacting. You're reporting what you think might be symptoms of 'something' and it's better that the docs decide what is and isn't important right now - you just keep doing a great job of cooking that bubba :)

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Postby l412angel » Sun Oct 23, 638929 10:23 am

I agree with all the others! There is NO such thing as over reacting with a history of PE! :) I wish you the best of luck!

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Re : Im New and I have 1 Question

Postby katznkt » Sun Oct 23, 638929 9:02 am

No such thing as overreacting if you have had PE or HELLP before. Personally I would have laid out any nurse who told me not to worry if this was my 4th pregnancy 3 of which had issues. Keep on the nurse. Keep on the doctor. Be your own advocate and demand (with honey of course :) ) to see your record to see your protein level. Request blood work. Request a MFM. Don't stop until you are satisfied that you are getting the care you need. IF nothing else do what you need to so you can relax as much as possible.

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Postby jmom08 » Sun Oct 23, 638929 8:04 am

I am not an expert or a doctor, but after my own experience, I would be personally concerned about a doctor who told me not to worry and that nothing would happen because I'm on baby aspirin. My MFM explained that in my case, in his opinion, being on blood thinners (lovenox & baby aspirin) lowers my chances of preeclampsia somewhat because of my clotting disorder, but there's no guarantee. I can still get preeclampsia again. Both my OB and a maternal fetal medicine specialist have been monitoring me weekly since 30 weeks (MFM has been seeing me weekly since 26 or 27 weeks, I think).
I hope that you can get some answers & help with your symptoms!!

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Postby caryn » Sat Oct 22, 638929 11:54 pm

Hello Ludy, and welcome to the forums.

There is no such thing as overreacting when you have a history of this syndrome. :) And since you've had it twice, you're pretty likely to have it again. Women who develop it in pregnancies that aren't their first usually have an underlying condition like chronic hypertension or diabetes that predisposes them to develop it in any other pregnancies.

Since you've got proteinuria already, I wonder if you might not have some underlying kidney issues that only really cause a problem when you're pregnant -- a lot of our posters who have protein before 20 weeks gestation are like that. They also often see their pressures begin to rise before 20 weeks.

Headaches and sparkly visual disturbances always really worry me. We've had posters have them for months, because of underlying migraines or other things like that, but they're also a sign of impending seizures. Since you're having them now, and proteinuria, this early in your pregnancy, and your docs know about them, in your shoes I would have a conversation with the doctor about how this pregnancy is going to be monitored for the onset of preeclampsia.

The stomach pain is supposed to be on the left side, but it can show up in the shoulder where the bra strap hits, and I know we've had some posters who described it like you have. But we've also had a lot of posters who actually had problems with their gallbladders, and a lot of posters who actually had really bad acid reflux. There's no way to tell the kinds of pain apart, really, except for with bloodwork. Have you had your gallbladder checked at all?

Are you able to monitor your blood pressure at home with an electronic cuff? Are you being seen by a high-risk OB or a maternal-fetal medicine specialist?

Please keep us posted; these pregnancies are scary!

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Postby aggie95mom » Sat Oct 22, 638929 11:44 pm

Welcome! Has your OB done any bloodwork on you? I haven't experienced the pain myself, but when I was postpartum with my second son, my liver enzymes were elevated and the only reason they knew that is b/c they took blood. I know it's hard to do when you feel resistance from your nurses/docs, but please continue to be proactive and ask questions. You are truly your best advocate and knowing what to look out for can make all the difference for you and your baby. With three kids at home, I'm sure you have a lot going on, but if you ever feel like your OB isn't listening to you, go into Labor & Deliver and get checked out.

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Im New and I have 1 Question

Postby ludyb83 » Sat Oct 22, 638929 9:08 pm

Hi My name is Ludy i've reading this forum since I had my 3 year old .I have 3 beutifull Daughters ...My oldest was Born at 33 weeks due to Severe PE . I was only 18 years old Dindt know what was going on with Me i was gaining weight like crazy ... I end it up in the hospital due to the pain in my chest near the Bra Line it was Horrible i coulndt sit Or eat drink anithing so My daughter was born by Emergency c-section Thank God she went home with dindt need to stay In the NICU now she's 8years old..
MY second pregnancy Was Beautifull now she's 5
With my 3rd pregnancy everything was wrong from the begining when i was 18 weeks The chest Pain started again i couldnt walk sit lay down any position was really painfull for me ..I talked to my doctor and he said not to worry that everything is gona be ok
And since i was fellin my pain in the left side of my ribs that they were not concern cuz the pain they concern about was on the right side that i just probably had Heartburn so i went Home frustrated cuz they wasnt paying atention to me I had the same pain with my Older Daughter so what if i had it in the other side ?? anyways All I did was Take tylenol and Thats it Put myself to sleep till the pain is gonee....So at 31 weeks Y started fellin abdominal Pain it was really painfull to walk But i though it was Ok ..the abodiminal pain was a Symptom i never Had before with my 1st daughter.. i was like that for 3 days Till i couldnt resist the pain anymore i went to LD and they say My protein Lvl Was 3 times more than Normal so i stayed there and they gave steroid shots that day and next day My daugther was Born emergency C-section....I got the chance to see her after 2 days cuz My vision was really bad and The magnesium Gave me a Bad reaction I was faiting Alot
After 3 weeks In the NICU my daughter went home Using a apnea Monitor for 3 months now shes A healthy Lil GIrl

So what Brings me here is That now im Pregnant Again another Girl for me im 29 weeks .this pregnancy wasnt Planned I was on a diet so i thought it was ok to miss my period so i found out I was pregnant at 16 weeks...And Again I have the same Pain in My Bra line left side I feel like someone is stabing me goes all the way back to my shoulder I get the pain went im standing alot or doing stuff around the House .I cant go shopping anymore cuz is really painfull I get the pain when I walk ...I got alot of headaches sometimes im sitting and i see sparkles ...so i Talked again to My doctor and Nurse about the pain and he said Not to worry that im taking Baby Aspirin the nothing is gona Happen this time. That my BP is good.. and my Nurse told me That probably Im makin MySelf scared ..They Did a 24 hour Urine Test she said it was High but she wont tell me How much she just said im gona talk to the doctor and see what he says will probably gona do another 24 urine in 2 or 3 weeks .. I know she Thinks im overeacting and maybe Im but i dont want to end it Up Like my last pregnancy i told them about the pain and they say it was nothing ...So my question is And im sorry if i wrote to much >_>
Have any Of u got this Pain in The left Side ???
Or Am I overeacting??


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