Scared

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Re : Scared

Postby betsymu » Wed Jan 28, 2009 08:17 pm

As others had said call the peri and get your tests done at the local labs. When in doubt call your peri.
Hope everything turns out okay.

Betsy.

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Re : Scared

Postby for faith » Wed Jan 28, 2009 07:48 pm

Thinking of you, hope everything is going better today. I so agree with everyone. Take care,

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Re : Scared

Postby aundapenner » Wed Jan 28, 2009 01:40 pm

I'm with everyone else - call the peri, have him order local labs and take your symptoms seriously.

Please keep us updated.

You and little man are in my prayers.

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Re : Scared

Postby joker » Wed Jan 28, 2009 09:59 am

Crys, definitely call the peri back and see if he can order labs at a place close to you. Call him back explain the problem with getting to him and your concerns. Don't just wait it out.

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Re : Scared

Postby suleaf » Wed Jan 28, 2009 05:48 am

Crystal, get it checked out to be sure. I know how you feel- lately my BPs have been climbing and I feel ok but I am so scared. But most of the time I think I am ok.... go with your gut. I agree with Amanda, that there are MANY reasons why you might feel crummy but I think you will only feel better if you know for sure that you are ok and that means getting those tests done.

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Re : Scared

Postby amanda » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:37 pm

Crystal -
Yep those local labs would be awesome at least to keep up with where you are right now.

Please know when I say this I am absolutely NO WAY minimizing your concerns however you know, sometimes the mind can do some powerful stuff to us. You are at a milestone moment and you have every reason to be concerned, scared, on edge, and maybe even hopeful- man if that can't turn a stomach along with the terrible and I do terrible stomach bug passing through the US tight now I don't know what else could!

Also and I just thought of this - is it possible that maybe your bump got a little bigger recently?? I know that for me when my utertus enlarged sometimes it smushed up my tummy and I had some pretty bad feeling days.

Again please know I just wanted to throw some not so bad options that it could be - I think of so many of you girls so often and I wouldn't ever want you to think that I was discounting anything or any concern you had.

Now, Carin is getting ready to jump off the train in a few days so you, Miss 29 Weeks now get your place of honor!


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Re : Scared

Postby wrennie » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:06 pm

Crystal,
Sorry to hear about your scare. I agree that you should call the doc back and try to get some labs done locally. It will give you a jump on things. It could be just coincedence (lets hope) but you want to make sure and the only way to know is to be looked at under a microscope. Hang in there girl, and trust your instincts...get rest too!

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Re : Scared

Postby jamie w » Tue Jan 27, 2009 09:31 pm

I can understand why you are scared. Yeah, it could be coincidence, but it might not be. I am in OK too and know the weather situation you are dealing with. I think if I were in your shoes I might call the peri and see if they could order the labs to have done close to home and then keep our original appt for Friday. I do not think you should ignore the symptoms by any means, they are concerning. Please keep us posted.

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Scared

Postby crystalw » Tue Jan 27, 2009 09:12 pm

My blood pressure has been beautiful this entire pregnancy. I am now 29 weeks and 2 days. This past weekend I had sudden onset of severe nausea. I thought maybe I had caught a bug as my husband was sick just the day before with vomiting, fever and other stomach issues. But I did not have any of those symptoms. I did start having some headaches. I rested all weekend. My blood pressure weren't too bad at all. I did have a couple borderline readings. 143/93 was the highest. Not too concerning. But here is my problem.... I feel like crud.. I just don't feel "right" With my pregnancy with Addison this is how I felt. I never felt good. I never had really high readings for my blood pressure or any of the other "classic" signs of pe. Which is probably why for 7 weeks in went unseen undiagnosed. And whats a symptom of pe? Sudden weight gain? Nope not me.. With Addison I lost 4 pounds right before I was diagnosed. I weighed this morning... I lost 4 pounds. I know that a lot of this could be totally irrelevant but it is making me freak out. Especially because I feel so poorly. :( I called my peri this morning because I was up all night with Nausea and ended up taking Zofran. He wanted me to come in tomorrow. But.... the weather is horrible. On a good day it takes us 2 1/2 hours to get there. The roads are horrible, we are under a state of emergency and travel is strongly discouraged. So I just do not know what to do. I wish he would just order some testing that I could possibly have done here until I can get there. It is supposed to be clear for the rest of the week so I could make it down Friday which was my orginial appointment. Hopefully everything will be okay until then. I'm also not able to eat hardly anything. I just get too nauseated. I made grilled cheese for dinner tonight and normally I could eat 2 sandwhiches no problem but I ate one and thought I was going to barf for sure. I also got a small bowl of potato soup and a small salad for lunch today and only ate the salad and about 1/4 the soup. ugh.. I just wish I knew why I feel so crummy. :(


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