Heartburn

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Heartburn

Postby marilyn621 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 01:27 pm

I'm currently 31 weeks and 2 days with my second daughter and I'm concerned about the symptoms I'm having. I went to the hospital with my first daughter at 36 weeks because my stomach was hurting me so bad I was not able to eat. They told me it was heartburn and sent me home. I subsequently went back to my OB complaining of constant headache and itching all over. Had I not been 17 at the time I would have done my research and found that these were all symptoms of pre-e. I carried my daughter to term but my BP was in the 200's and I don't want to go through this again. So now I am having the stomach pains again. Is this something I should go to L&D for or are they just going to tell me to tale Tums again?
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5
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Re: Heartburn

Postby alviarin » Sun Aug 05, 2012 03:25 pm

I would trust your instincts. If you are concerned enough to post here it would probably be a good idea to call the doc. You could always take a Tums while you are waiting to talk to the doc or l&d.

Good luck, please keep us posted as you are able.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Heartburn

Postby marilyn621 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 06:54 pm

We'll I took Tums and it did nothing so I went to l&d and all they did was give me a prescription heartburn Med that was disgusting. And did nothing. No protein in urine as of yet and BP was 142/92. Which is pretty high since I'm on 500mg of Aldomet. Guess I'll have to deal with the pain.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5
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Re: Heartburn

Postby alviarin » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:16 am

How are you feeling today?

I'm glad you went in to get checked out but I'm surprised they didn't draw blood for a Pre-e/PIH/HELLP panel at the hospital. If I had persistent upper abdominal pain I would request bloodwork to check for HELLP.

Also, I was wondering if your doc ran a baseline 24 hour urine on you? I'm also a chronic hypertensive, and my OB said if & when my pressures go up (even on meds) they will run a 24 hour urine test to check for preeclampsia.

When is your next appoinment?
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Heartburn

Postby marilyn621 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:55 am

They did a 24 hour test but that was earlier on in my pregnancy. I think around 28 weeks. They haven't done any bloodwork on me. I guess I need to be a little more assertive with my doctors. They frustrate me. The abdominal pain comes and goes (and has absolutely nothing to do with what I eat or how much). It seems to be a lot better on days when I rest.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5
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Re: Heartburn

Postby marilyn621 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 01:14 pm

Oh and I go to my doctor every two weeks. He GA e me a script for heartburn. Didn't do any lab work :(
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5
marilyn621
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