HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

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Re : HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

Postby angsetts » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:44 am

Thank you to everyone who commented!! My doc ultimately ordered me to come to the ER last night, and she explained in detail why it couldn't be PE this early. They are starting me on bp medication and watching everything closely. I'm still waiting on the results of the 24 hour urine to come back. She said it's likely chronic hypertension which could also be why im spilling protein already. I was really scared cause everyone just kept telling me it couldn't be PE but never gave me any other indications of what it possibly was, other than kidney disease. Thank you all so much!!

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Re : HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

Postby trish » Thu Sep 30, 2010 07:51 pm

Welcome! Sorry to hear you're having so many issues already! But, it really can't be PE this early. 18/19 weeks is very early for PE & it generally occurs after 20 weeks so your Dr's are correct on that count. But *something* is going on & you need to find a Dr. who can/will help you. If BP rises before 20 weeks it is consider chronic hypertension (CHT) & spilling protein this early sounds like you may have some underlying kidney issue. If it were me I'd get an appt. with a MFM or perinatologist. They specialize in high risk pregnancies. Hang in there!

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Re : HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

Postby sarah0381 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 04:39 pm

In my last pregnancy I began to develop symptoms. My bp began to rise, I had blurred/double vision and even times when my eyes would go completely black. Also I developed awful headaches/migranes that wouldn't go away with Tylenol. I just felt awful!! I had a feeling that I was doomed to get pe. And I did, none of my docs believed me!! Good luck to you and I pray you stay healthy!!

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Re : HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

Postby trish9 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 03:53 pm

Angsetts - I have not read or heard anything about PE starting that early. I did read your post on another thread that one of the physicians mentioned kidney disease. Did you have any history of protein in your urine, high blood pressure or other kidney problems when not pregnant? I had very bad migraines and was spilling a lot of protein from the beginning with my pregnancy and I turned out to have a kidney disease. I don't want to scare you because it may turn out to be something else entirely, but if you do a 24 hour urine and it confirms more than 1000mg of protein it would be a good idea to see a nephrologist.

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Re : HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

Postby amandaoasis » Thu Sep 30, 2010 02:40 pm

I don't know if actual PE is possible this early...it sounds like you may have one or more underlying issues, including chronic hypertension. Are you medicated at all for your BP's? You might also have some underlying kidney damage.

I am definitely not a doctor, but if I were you I would seek out the assistance of a really great MFM (maternal-fetal specialist). Your symptoms are scary so early and I would not be comfortable with the way your current doctor is handling them.

Good luck and keep us posted on what you find out.

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Re : HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

Postby soontobemommyof4 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 02:33 pm

You may want to consider a high risk doc group. Mine is wonderful and I see them every week with weekly labs. There is such thing as early PE! It is serious so definitely look into other options as far as doctors go. Good luck! Will be thinking of you.

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HELP!!! ONLY 12 WEEKS

Postby angsetts » Thu Sep 30, 2010 01:38 pm

I am 12 weeks 1 day, and i have 7 symptoms of being preeclamptic. My blood pressure has been running at around 157/93 and my doctor is NOT concerned. I was preeclamptic with my daughter, born 7 years ago. My doctor keeps telling me it's 'unheard' of to develop preeclampsia this early. Meanwhile I have debilitating migraines, that are causing me to vomit to the point where she has to give me medication. I have severe swelling in my ankles, to the point where I can't even stand (had swelling since 5 weeks). I saw my doctor on Tuesday and my urine dip came back 2+ with protein. I've been having random dizzy spells where I get very disoriented and my vision goes blurry. I don't understand why she is not doing anything!! I know it may be rare, but has anybody else experienced this? Should I be seeing a different doctor?


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