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by tree
Wed Jun 26, 2013 09:01 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Slow Onset?
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

Re: Slow Onset?

How are you doing? I limped along with transient URQ pain for a few weeks before my liver enzymes spiked up. I don't think that the pain changed all that much, but I started to have serious nausea and vomiting when things got bad. I would watch out for any worsening symptoms or new symptoms and go i...
by tree
Wed Jun 26, 2013 08:57 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New and confused
Replies: 35
Views: 10616

Re: New and confused

How are you? There are quite a few of us who managed to get very sick without ever meeting the diagnostic criteria for high blood pressure. Mine only reached 135/80, but that is a big jump from 90/60. Please keep bugging your doctor if the visual disturbances continue. You can also just go in to L&D...
by tree
Tue May 21, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Leg cramps?
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: Leg cramps?

I lived on TUMS (on my doctor's advice) while I was pregnant. She said it helps with the heartburn, provides extra Ca, and it helped manage leg cramps for me. You could ask your doctor about taking them. I find bananas and potatoes pretty effective medicine for leg cramps too.
by tree
Tue May 21, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Brewer's Diet for High Bp and even Pre-e?
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: Brewer's Diet for High Bp and even Pre-e?

Just agreeing with the previous posters - we all really wish there was something like diet that could prevent or manage PE. There isn't. There is no science behind the high-protein diet. Many of us think it is outright harmful because it often makes women feel guilty for not trying hard enough or st...
by tree
Sat May 18, 2013 02:57 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Will be 10 weeks on Sunday!
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Will be 10 weeks on Sunday!

WoooHoooo! I am so happy that everything is going well so far.
by tree
Sat May 18, 2013 02:56 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Conceiving Closer Together = Decreased Chance of Recurrance?
Replies: 4
Views: 2859

Re: Conceiving Closer Together = Decreased Chance of Recurra

If I'd had any idea that the nausea and pain I felt when HELLP presented was something serious and not just pregnancy discomfort, I'd have been in the hospital 18 hours sooner. If I were to feel that again with round two, I'd be there immediately! I am right there with you on that point! I don't kn...
by tree
Tue May 07, 2013 09:24 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Recovery with Internal Bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Re: Recovery with Internal Bleeding

I don't have a good answer for you, but I will be thinking of your friend. Please keep us posted on how she is doing. As you know, HELLP is very dangerous, but there are a few posters on the forum who have survived being this sick. It can happen. Thoughts and prayers to your friend.
by tree
Tue May 07, 2013 09:22 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Conceiving Closer Together = Decreased Chance of Recurrance?
Replies: 4
Views: 2859

Re: Conceiving Closer Together = Decreased Chance of Recurra

You can find some information on HELLP-specific recurrence from one of the experts here: http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3387 I would ignore the bit about anti-oxidant supplementation since more recent research has suggested that it is not helpful. There are also more recent studie...
by tree
Mon Apr 22, 2013 09:53 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Terrified of pre E in my next pregnancy!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Terrified of pre E in my next pregnancy!!

Hi Nic, Welcome to the forums! I think it is perfectly normal and healthy to be nervous or scared about getting pregnant again. Your doctor is usually your best resource for information on the odds that Pre-E will recur, but there are some general guidelines. The first one is that Pre-E tends to be ...
by tree
Tue Apr 16, 2013 09:12 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: All my many pregnancy test
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Re: All my many pregnancy test

Congrats!!!

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