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by jfindley
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: My story
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

Re : My story

<t>Welcome Gabriela. Congratulations on your baby girl! I was also misdiagnosed with Gastritis for awhile, in fact, the OB argued with the perinatologist, who suspected HELLP. My OB tried to discharge me, but the peri overrode the discharge and thank God, kept me in the hospital until I delivered at...
by jfindley
Mon Oct 19, 2009 07:50 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Previous caesarean scar pain
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re : Previous caesarean scar pain

<t>I had a similar experience and was also told that the pain was caused my adhesions and would resolve by 6 months pp. After my pain persisted 8 months postpartum, I finally sought more answers. I am about a year postpartum now from my cesarean. I had persistent pain on one side of my incision that...
by jfindley
Sun Oct 18, 2009 09:54 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Who had a afp test + and have pre-e, HELLP etc?
Replies: 14
Views: 1339

Re : Who had a afp test + and have pre-e, HELLP etc?

I had abnormally high AFP and HCG, but a normal amnio. Later, after delivery, one of my perinatologists mentioned that this particular combination, with both being high,is a common pre-indicator for Pre-e and HELLP. I developed HELLP at 24 weeks and delivered at 26w1d.
by jfindley
Sun Oct 18, 2009 02:06 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Article-steroids with HELLP
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re : Article-steroids with HELLP

<t>Hi Angie,<br/> <br/> I have often wondered why I did not get the continuous steroid treatment,especially after the two doses for the baby's lung development really helped slow down the HELLP for nearly two weeks, which saved our son's life. They called the disappearance of my HELLP symptoms the "...
by jfindley
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Considering having another baby
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re : Considering having another baby

<t>Congratulations on your new baby girl! I am sure you are still reeling from it all. HELLP can happen so suddenly and furiously. I also had hellp. I delivered (cesarean)at 26weeks and after a long battle in the NICU, my baby boy is home and healthy. I am still recovering and am facing my third sur...
by jfindley
Sat Oct 10, 2009 09:30 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: New Here and ?s!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re : New Here and ?s!!!

<t>Congratulations on your baby boy! I am glad to hear you are getting in to see an MFM. There is a new post by AngieB a few post down from yours that answers your questions about what to ask etc. I found that gathering as much detailed info as I could about my HELLP experience really helped me heal...
by jfindley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 02:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Underlying Disorders/Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re : Underlying Disorders/Issues

<t>I had to see my OB, Gastroenterologist, Endocrinologist, primary care, and a General surgeon and got good info, but did not get tested for the regular gamut of underlying conditions, such as clotting disorders etc. I learned from this site that many women see hematologists, so I asked for a refer...
by jfindley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 01:40 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Another piece of the puzzle
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Another piece of the puzzle

<t>I have been very nervous that my docs may have been entirety attributing my HELLP to my adrenal tumor (now removed) and not exploring the other possible underlying conditions so I went to see a hematologist to be sure that I am tested for clotting disorders etc. The results revealed a very low im...
by jfindley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 01:31 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Emotionally Dealing with HELLP Over a Year Later
Replies: 13
Views: 4699

Re : Emotionally Dealing with HELLP Over a Year Later

<t>Hi Beth. I had HELLP and delivered at 26 weeks. My son is thriving and healthy, thank God, but I still suffer a great deal from the experience. It has almost been a year, and I am still putting the pieces together. I finally got my medical records a few months ago and had questions about my lab w...
by jfindley
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Worried!!!!! (TMI in post)***Update
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re : Worried!!!!! (TMI in post)***Update

<t>Hi Sheri,<br/> <br/> I really don't want to cause fear, but Flu-like symptoms are a classic symptom of HELLP. I had the exact same symptoms you were having two weeks before my HELLP came on. I had stomach pain that I thought was heartburn and took maalox and other otc med to treat it. It was so b...

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