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Im new here and just looking for some help.

Postby secondtimemamatobe » Sun Nov 25, 2012 05:30 pm

Hi my name is Amanda and I am 27 years old. I am just shy of 18 weeks and I have had some issues and I know preeclampsia is not common before 20 weeks but I would like some answers/help. I have not talked to my doctor yet. I have lately had swelling in my face (especially around my eyes) when i wake up every morning. I have swelling in my hands (it comes on suddenly) and I have swelling in my feet,ankles, and legs. I have been drinking a lot because I am very thirsty but i have not been urinating as much as i think i should with the amount that I am drinking. I get chronic headaches so I don't know if it has anything to do with anything and I also have pretty bad back pain. I don't know if im worrying for nothing, but i didn't have any of these symptoms with my son. Any help or suggestions would be great.Thank you!
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Postby princess purr » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:25 pm

I think it is worth going to you doctor and getting checked out.
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Postby MomTimesThree » Mon Nov 26, 2012 00:43 am

Hi Amanda-

From your post it sounds like in your momma gut you're concerned about what is happening... and I think that's your best indicator of what to do. A call to your doctor sounds in order... whether it's something to worry about (and those are some very significant symptoms IMHO) or not, you'll have an answer- and your peace of mind is worth it! My guess is that your doctor will also be very glad you called.

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Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:38 am

I agree with the other girls,always call your doctor when it comes to any concerns especially during a pregnancy. That is what the doctors and staff are there for and you have hired them for the most important job so use them. I also had swelling in my face which is not normal I later found out so better safe then sorry. Will be thinking of you and hope all will be ok, let us know how you are.
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Postby meli554 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:10 am

Have you taken your BP? You could stop by a drug store and use the ones they have near the pharmacy. They're not 100% accurate, but can give you a general idea.
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Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Nov 26, 2012 01:45 pm

Yes or you can also go to any firestation at anytime and they will take it for you
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Postby sam10 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 05:59 pm

How are you doing? Have you called/seen your doctor?
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