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by KelliMeyer
Sun Sep 30, 2012 00:51 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Long term health effects of HELLP on mom?
Replies: 7
Views: 7880

Re: Long term health effects of HELLP on mom?

I was informed by the internal medicine docs in pregnancy that HELLP can shorten your life and that it can increase your chances of having a heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure in the future. I have had fluctuating blood pressure since my delivery a year ago usually between normal and 160/1...
by KelliMeyer
Sun Sep 30, 2012 00:46 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Trying to get pregnant after hellp!
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Re: Trying to get pregnant after hellp!

Hi ladies; I had been tested for lupus afterward; as i was told there may be some kind of link between HELLP and lupus. I found that very interesting, since both my grandfather and father have lupus. The problem is that it can be a hard diagnosis as there are many "criteria" that you may or may not ...
by KelliMeyer
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: What does the abdominal pain feel like?
Replies: 109
Views: 171570

Re: What does the abdominal pain feel like?

The pain felt like a heart attack for me (minus the arm pain) - it was horrible and didn't go away with pain meds. The pain was both in my chest and in between my shoulder blades. It was a debilitating pain - and your body just doesn't "feel right"
by KelliMeyer
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Severe HELLP in second trimester - should I try again?
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Severe HELLP in second trimester - should I try again?

Hello - I am a Canadian living in Calgary. I got pregnant very easily and had all the "normal" issues in my first trimester. At exactly 20 weeks my blood pressure started to sky rocket - but the primary clinic didn't seem too concerned. They started me on blood pressure meds at 23 weeks and the day ...

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