by firstname.lastname@example.org (322 Posts), Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:05 pm
35 years old, 15 pregnancies, 4 live births, Graves disease, diabetic. Now at 24 weeks in pregnancy. Have been put in hospital twice now due to very low potassium levels, sever headaches and high blood pressure. Blood sugars are great with 4 shots of insulin and 2000 calorie diet. A1C was 5.1 never higher. Every single urine test reviles blood and protein. Blood pressure runs high > 150/90. Doc has put me on potassium CL 10 MEQ ER. 2 tablets daily. PTU 100MG 3 times daily. TSH level at last check was 0.22. And a pain medication called Fioricet, for the headaches.
I truly believe I have pre-eclampcia. Slight edema in legs throughout day. But upon wakening in the mornings face and hands are swelled pretty bad with eyes almost swelled shut. First hospitalation at 20 weeks, blood pressure 198/96, sever headache, potassium so low, I could hardly walk, blood and protein in urine. They gave me a stadall shot, pain pill, and 100mg of labetalo blood pressure medication, and boluses of potassium. Kept me over night and sent me home. I feel awfully!!! What do you think??