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Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby abell » Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:42 am

by abell (161 Posts), Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:42 am

Hi guys-

Wanted to let you know that I'm still having the horrid headaches that tylenol doesn't phase. Talked to my Dr's office again this morning they are thinking of prescribing me a med that helps with headaches.

They did say that they wanted to test blood again- probably tomorrow to see if they have changed at all since last week. I'm glad they are staying on top of it.

I am still swelling- hubby made the comment that I really don't have much of a knee anymore. I can tell my clothes are fitting tighter- I'm afraid I have gained more weight.

The headaches are really beginning to drive me crazy- b/c I have had 1 every day for 3 weeks now.

Saw floaters again today and I have noticed my eyes are real sensitive to light.

I wish something would tell my Dr why I am feeling this way I hate this hurry up and wait game.....[:(!]

Thanks for letting me vent![:D]


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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby twolfgram » Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:46 am

by twolfgram (388 Posts), Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:46 am

Amanda,

I'm sorry you're feeling so yucky! I'm no expert, but maybe migraines?? I've never had one, but the light sensitivity and nothing helping sounds like it. What blood tests is the dr going to do? Hang in there, I know you're miserable. Keep us posted!

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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby abell » Mon Apr 19, 2004 01:25 pm

by abell (161 Posts), Mon Apr 19, 2004 01:25 pm

Well they did a complete PIH test last week. And they will do another tomorrow I guess.

My RBC, hemoglobin, heatocrit were all low.
My glucose was high. But anyway- since they now have a baseline to go off of they are going to retest since I really don't feel any better.

We will see how it goes- I'm just really tired of feeling like crum.

Amanda
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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby pugmommy7 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 07:49 pm

by pugmommy7 (311 Posts), Mon Apr 19, 2004 07:49 pm

I guess your bp's are ok???

I am glad they are doing lots of thourough tests and comparisons.
I'll be thinking/praying for you!

love, Jen

Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby meljoi » Tue Apr 20, 2004 06:06 am

by meljoi (510 Posts), Tue Apr 20, 2004 06:06 am

Amanda-
So sorry you're feeling so bad.
Hopefully, there will be some answers soon.
Hang in there and keep us posted.

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mama to Peyton John 12/04/00 (severe pre-e @ 38wks)
2nd babe due 12/04
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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby abell » Tue Apr 20, 2004 06:36 am

by abell (161 Posts), Tue Apr 20, 2004 06:36 am

Well....

Not so good news- I weighed myself last night at my mother in laws house and her scales read that I weighed 193lbs. that would be an increase of 9 lbs. in 2 weeks IF the scale is close to the one @ the Dr's office. I wouldn't think it could be off by that much. If it was off it wouldn't be off by 10 lbs!!! This really worries me.

Also- Last night I was sitting on the floor for about 15 minutes and when I got up from where my legs were leaning on each other I had indentions in my legs- they didn't go away for almost 2 hours!!! Is that pitting edema?
If I touch my leg with my finger it doesn't leave an indention but will leave a red mark- but if I'm leaning up against something for 10 minutes or more it will... and it will stay for a few hours.

Didn't know if that was normal?????

Hopefully they will have me come over today and weight and do the blood tests.

Amanda
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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby angelkat » Tue Apr 20, 2004 07:43 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Tue Apr 20, 2004 07:43 am

I'm so sorry your having so many problems.... Let us know how you make out at the doctors.. Hopefully they have called you and told you to come over for them to see you....

Sending you HUGE HUGS

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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby akemt » Tue Apr 20, 2004 09:59 am

by akemt (4961 Posts), Tue Apr 20, 2004 09:59 am

The red/white spot you are talking about sounds more like capillary refill which is normal. Though, that doesn't mean you aren't swelling. You may be getting closer to pitting or the swelling may be normal. Pitting edema is when your finger leaves an indentation after just a simple poke, no more than a second or two of poking. [;)] And, my mother's scale is off by 5 lbs or so, so yes that is possible. I thought I had sustained my weight...nope! Big ol weight gain (mine was from m/s lessening though)! If you are worried about the weight gain, go in for a weight check at the same scale. That is the only way to get an accurate weighing. How is your blood pressure? What is it ranging normally? Do you have good and bad bp days like me?

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Re : Update on ABELL 22 weeks

Postby abell » Wed Apr 21, 2004 08:06 pm

by abell (161 Posts), Wed Apr 21, 2004 08:06 pm

Well I went to see the Dr. yesterday and I had gained 10 lbs. in 2 weeks, I was also having serious swelling and some pitting edema. Blood pressure was at 138/84 which isn't that high for me... but with all the symptoms my Dr. says I'm in the inital onset of Pre E.

She has put me on complete bed rest- trying to keep it from progressing too rapidly.

With my 1st pregnancy I got the symptoms starting @ 28 weeks and had to be induced @ 34. Madison stopped growing at about 28-30 weeks.

I know that bed rest is the best thing for me... and I'm staying off my feet- trying to keep this horrible disease at bay.

Wish me luck ladies and I will stay in touch.

Amanda
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