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Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by sam10 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 07:45 am

Ugh, that is very frustrating. But I would like to mention that labs can change quickly and in a matter of hours. So if there were fine last week, they could be worsening as we speak. This means, please keep pushing to be seen/tested. Your facial swelling sounds very worrisome to me.

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by CourtEdVi » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:58 am

All my tests came back good, even my 24 hour last week was down to 220, but i only filled he container half full. Normally it is completely full. Does that affect the results? I did dip +1 again at the office. My breathing is better, but my headaches are still there all the time. The doctor thinks its allergies, businus headaches go away so i don't buy it. Also, my face is now swollen all the time. I feel like my face swelling maybe causing the headache. My bp has been better, but still liable. My last 2 doctor aptsmy bp was in the upper 120s/70s so my doc now doesn't seems as concerned which is frustrating. At my primary care doctor it was 138/80, so i am not convinced that i am out of the woods. But every week at this point is a blessing. I made it to 32 weeks and am closing in on 33 weeks. I am trying to stay positive even though i am staring to feel like a hypercondriac.

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by sam10 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 07:15 am

I am glad your primary care doctor is taking all of your symptoms so seriously. And as he said, last week's labs are not relevant other than being a point of reference.
That you can't breathe properly worries me, and your headache too.
If it does not get better, please call your doctor or the hospital. Thinking of you.

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by CourtEdVi » Thu Sep 05, 2013 04:28 am

Well they didn't do any bloodwork only gave me Tylenol with codeine right before discharge. It did not help at all. I saw my ob Tuesdays and he recommended that i see my primary doctor about my headache. I saw him this morning and he sent me for a stat echocardiogram, labs and head mri. He should be calling me with the results soon. I am glad i saw him because he is always overly cautious. Last night i could hardly breath and its not much better now. My 2 year old has had me reading the same book over and over for the past 2 weeks and now after a few sentences i have to stop and catch my breath. I turned in another 24 hour today so we will see how much it has changed. I was only able to fill it to 1600ml. Usually it is filled to the top. My labs from last week were fine, but like my primary care doctor said those are in the past and aren't really relevant now. Fingers crossed i don't get a call to go back to the hospital tonight.

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by sam10 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 08:10 am

Ughh, sorry you are feeling so awful. But I am glad you went to L&D to get checked. I hope they also did some bloodwork. If not, please ask them to do it. What did they say about your swelling and headache? Have they given you simething stronger to releave the pain?
Just wondering if they could keep you now for 24 hours to see what's going on with your pressures (always should be taken manually, just insist).

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by CourtEdVi » Sun Sep 01, 2013 06:20 am

I have been increasingly feeling worse. I am actually in the L&D now because i woke up with severe facial swelling and my headache has gotten much worse and its all in my eyes and is like a ton of pressure. I feel like my eyes are going to explode. I had taken 1000mg of Tylenol with no relief. My BP at home was 135/80 all day. The hospitals automatic monitor was reading it to Be very low, as low as 105/55, so i asked for a manual check and she got 130/85. WTF, i was in tears feeling like i was going crazy, like how could i feel this aweful and my BP be so low. I was relieved that she finally got a reading similar to what i get. My last 24 hour from last week came back at 266 and i dipped +1 in the office friday but of course negative here in the hospital. At my apt my ob said i had borderline mild preE and he expected that he will deliver me at 37 weeks. I am relieved to have him confirm what i already knew. We will see what they say today but i suspect that i will be sent home soon. My ob did say that he will want to admit me for 24 hours soon for observation to see what my bp does.

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by sam10 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 06:49 am

How are you doing? Was thinking of you.

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by sam10 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 07:57 am

How did your appointment go? How are you feeling?

Dips are unrealiable, which is why 24-urine collections are requested for an accurate measurement of protein in your urine. So if you go to L&D, the basis should not be a simple dip. I remember when I used to show up at L&D, they would take urine, but sent it to the lab for a test, but it was not a dip. I will try to remember what it was called, so I can let you know.

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by CourtEdVi » Wed Aug 21, 2013 07:25 am

I have felt okay yesterday and today other than a few high BP readings after doing some housework. I went to my daughter's kindergarden open house this afternoon, then ran into the store to pick up a couple things, by the time i was walking out i got a little dazed maybe even blotchy vision for a moment. On the ride home i got nauseous followed by a headache and now very low grade fever 99.5. I am not nauseous anymore but still have a bad headache and the past day or two when my toddler lays her head on my belly or even leans gently on my right side, i jump with pain. I am now scared, but really want to wait to call the doctor until morning because of my two little ones. Plus i have my regular apt and growth scan tomorrow afternoon, so i will probably get more individual attention from the doc at my apt versus going to l&d which i assume would send me back home if my BP and urine dip are fine. My dips have always been fine in the office, but my 24 hours are slowly increasing. Hoping to get some rest tonightand deal with it all in the morning. I have a parent teacher conference that i don't wanna miss but have a feeling i will need to reschedule. :(

Re: update- NEW HERE, Questioning if I have early signs of P

Post by CourtEdVi » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:34 am

My 24 hour came back at 205 from 175 and 145 before that. I am really beginning to worry.

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