by wcarder (934 Posts), Wed Jul 28, 2004 06:41 am
So, I had seen the doc for a pre~pg consult and as expected, an array of blood work was done...he also had me get an mri and emg. some of you may have heard my previous complaints - that I have just never felt good since i had PE five years ago. so, my doctor tested me for MS b/c i have numbness and tingling in my arms, legs, head and face, migraines, vision disturbances, and fatigue. MS was negative, EMG was negative, but my blood work showed a positive ana and low platelets. so they sent the blood back for further testing, and I met with the doc again yesterday. Well, my lupus test was negative but i tested positive for lupus reactions to antibiotics (???) (I've been on daily antibiotics for two years due to kidney disease, which is now causing lupus symptoms (????), I dunno...) Also, my lupus anticoagulant was negative, but my antiphospholipid was positive. He told me to quit taking my birthcontrol, but hold off on TTC. He wants to retest in 6 weeks for antiphospholipid antibodies.... He said APS is known for false positives and false negatives...I have a hx of two miscarriages and early onset PE (26 dx)... anyway, at this point, I have no EXACT answers, and I don't know what to expect with another pregnancy...but I know, no matter what the tests reveal, we're willing to try as soon as we can...
DH ~ Ryan
DD ~ Kenzie Celeste, 30 weeks GA, Severe PE