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by jenndola
Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Magnesium Sulfate
Replies: 28
Views: 3522

Re : Magnesium Sulfate

<t>I didn't have any problems with Mag. I think I'm completely alone in that. It was one of the only good things in my whole miserable HELLP Syndrome experience--the nurse gave me a long prep session about how horrible it would be, but it was necessary...blah, blah...and then nothing. It was honestl...
by jenndola
Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Questions regarding a few blood tests
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re : Questions regarding a few blood tests

<t>Both lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody are antiphospholipid antibodies. He's testing you for Antiphospholipid Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that can cause contribute to early-onset preeclampsia, as well as intrauterine growth restriction, unexplained second- and third-trimester ...
by jenndola
Wed Jul 21, 2004 07:04 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re : Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome

<t>DJA,<br/> <br/> I just found an article from The New England Journal of Medicine (March 7, 2002) that says the treatment of choice is "heparin administered after ultrasonographic demonstration of a live embryo." As I sit here and think about it, there is a possibility that I'm treated pre-concept...
by jenndola
Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Yesterday's OB appt. - HELLP ?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re : Yesterday's OB appt. - HELLP ?

<t>Heck, my ER doc sent me home with "We can't find anything wrong with you other than elevated liver enzymes. We think it's your gallbladder." Poor, innocent gallbladders. You'd think with a 19-week pregnant woman, you might want to figure out what those elevated liver enzymes are.<br/> <br/> But I...
by jenndola
Tue Jul 20, 2004 09:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re : Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome

<t>DJA,<br/> <br/> My peri writes a ton of articles on APS and pregnancy, and he recommends starting it preconception. He says he's seen clots as early as 6 weeks--before some women even know they're pregnant. There's really no reason not to start it--it's not harmful to you or the baby at all. I de...
by jenndola
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: New here with some question and an introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re : New here with some question and an introduction

<t>Analeese,<br/> <br/> Did the nurse say lupus or lupus anticoagulant? Just curious...there's a distinction there, and if she said a lot of people test positive who don't have it or get it, I'm wondering if it was actually lupus anticoagulant. It would be good to double check and find out.<br/> <br...
by jenndola
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: We are officially planning to TTC in fall!
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re : We are officially planning to TTC in fall!

<t>Congrats, Denise! We'll be pretty close...I'll be starting in Nov, when the insurance kicks in to pay for the meds. Here's hoping the next few months go by quickly--the wait is killing me!<br/> <br/> Jenn<br/> Angel Maggie stillborn due to HELLP Syndrome & PIH at 19.5 wks<br/> Missed miscarri...
by jenndola
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: changes in your body chemistry?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re : changes in your body chemistry?

<t>I'd say the only difference in mine is during my first pregnancy, I craved banana peppers. Actually, I didn't just crave them--I obsessed over them. Bad enough, I know, but even stranger was the fact that I had never liked them before I was pregnant. Now, 4 years later, I still love them. Odd how...
by jenndola
Wed Jul 14, 2004 07:41 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: questions about green tea and robitussin
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re : questions about green tea and robitussin

<t>A less nauseating way than Robitussin is to use Mucinex, which is an over-the-counter pill that contains 600 mg of guaifenesin, the active ingredient in Robitussin. It's more costly than Robitussin (it runs $16-20 for a bottle of 40 pills, depending on where you buy it), but I'll take that over t...
by jenndola
Thu Jul 08, 2004 09:19 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Vent-o-rama
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re : Vent-o-rama

<t>I've looked at the websites for Enbrel and Lovenox--they both have patient assistance programs that I'm planning to call about, but quite honestly, I'm not overly hopeful about it. We make enough money that we don't qualify as low-income, which would normally be a good thing, and we also have ins...

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