by tree (819 Posts), Tue Apr 09, 2013 08:34 pm
How are you feeling now? I developed HELLP without reaching the diagnostic cut off for high blood pressure. It is unusual, but there are several of us who have had similar experiences. The only good thing about HELLP is that it is easy to rule out with blood work. How did your blood work from the doctor's office look? Can you have new labs drawn if you feel worse than you did at your last visit? HELLP can develop quickly, and you don't want to rely on good labs from a few days ago if you feel worse.
Please call and/or go straight to L&D if you feel worse, become nauseous, experience worsening abdominal or shoulder pain, or otherwise worry that you are getting sicker. Shoulder pain can be caused by many things in pregnancy, so try not to panic if your labs look good and you are in regular contact with your doctor.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP