by aundapenner (1624 Posts), Sun Jul 07, 2013 09:01 am
Sofia turned 4 in February and since her birth, I have been struggling with high blood pressure.
Prior to conceiving her, my OB did an internal U/S, which showed multiple ovarian cysts. That with my oh-so-never-regular-record of periods and other symptoms have led me to believe I have PCOS.
During her first year, I had liver pain - bad enough to see the doctor in the middle of the night. An u/s showed it as a fatty liver, which at the time, I just attributed to, well, I don't know.
But as I am continuing to struggle to find the right BP meds that don't make me feel groggy or tired or dizzy, much less don't make me retain water, I have come back to this idea of PCOS and did some brief research.
So, is there really a correlation between PCOS and PE? Are there any studies currently in place (or planned that anyone knows of) looking into the long-term effects of PE?
And just because, how many of us board members here have gone back to completely normal/healthy lives with no BP, liver, etc. issues long-term?
I read that there is a greater risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver and PCOS, as is my weight around the middle and BP issues, but I don't know where to begin to figure out where to start looking ... we have no intention of having anymore bio kids (but are in the process of adoption) but I just feel like there is something not quite right with me and if PE taught me one thing, it is to trust my gut. Problem is, I don't know what my gut is saying, other than there must be some correlation between all my symptoms, right?
Alice - survivor of PE twice and mama to Heinrich (Henry), May 2006, born at 34+2 at 4lbs 5 oz and Sofia, February 2009, born at 37+1 at 6lbs 5oz.
Very thankful for the PF - who I found after Henry was dealing with preemie issues.