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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby abell » Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:53 am

by abell (161 Posts), Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:53 am

I dont know if I said it or not- but yesterday I didn't feel real good- had a horrible headache and then last night was real tired- had a lot of swelling last night.

Today I feel better (no headache yet) but I went to lunch today and as I was driving I saw spots in the road- black ones- it was weird.

I don't feel like my BP is up- but I am swollen a little today.

What do you think?

I know I shouldn't care what the office thinks of me- but I just spoke to my nurse yesterday and I feel like I will be bugging if I call. [:(]

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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby akemt » Tue Apr 13, 2004 02:12 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Tue Apr 13, 2004 02:12 pm

Here is a link that talks about the differences between floaters and stars, etc:

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=543

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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby abell » Tue Apr 13, 2004 02:50 pm

by abell (161 Posts), Tue Apr 13, 2004 02:50 pm

I sent an email to my Nurse today letting her know of all the things that have happened- and how I have had a headache everyday for the past week or longer. I will test my urine again when I get home today and see how it is.

I hate feeling like this.

On the floater and star thing- I know that was out of the ordinary and it's happened twice in the past week.

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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby abell » Wed Apr 14, 2004 06:55 am

by abell (161 Posts), Wed Apr 14, 2004 06:55 am

Update:

Dr is concerned with my described symptoms they are going to order labwork. Will let you know what we find out.

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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby mada » Wed Apr 14, 2004 07:07 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Wed Apr 14, 2004 07:07 am

Oh I am glad they are getting some blood work done. I hope all turns out good. Keeping my fingers and toes croosed for you!!

Mada Harpster

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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby abell » Wed Apr 14, 2004 01:39 pm

by abell (161 Posts), Wed Apr 14, 2004 01:39 pm

How long does it usually take to get the blood work back? The lady in the lab said Friday. I would think they would try to rush it- but maybe I'm wrong.

My BP was ok and urine was ok today. It's these darn headaches that are killin me. All day and won't go away with tylenol- I have taken 4 tylenol today and it hasn't phased it at all.

What do they normally test on the blood test? It looked like platelet, uric acid, metabolic somthing....

Just wondering if that's normal stuff :)

Amanda
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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby akemt » Wed Apr 14, 2004 02:19 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed Apr 14, 2004 02:19 pm

I'm not sure about all the tests. The ones I remember getting were CBC's and AFT's ? LFT's? Liver function tests anyway. You'd think I would remember having worked in a lab before and getting tested so often last pregnancy! They normally shouldn't take till Friday unless they have to send them out to another lab. Mine always came back within hours (and I lived in Juneau, AK).

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Re : Pregnant Again- 20 weeks

Postby abell » Fri Apr 16, 2004 07:37 am

by abell (161 Posts), Fri Apr 16, 2004 07:37 am

Wanted to inform you that my nurse called today and said I had to delete all caffine and sodium intake- they will see me again on the 29th.

I informed them that I'm still swelling and having a hard time breathing.

They will re test all labs on the 29th and said if my levels decrease again they will decrease my work.

Pray for me.... don't want to be on bedrest for the next 15 or so weeks.



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