It has been a long time since I posted, but found out some new info about my health, and in case it is at all related to PE and might help others, I thought I should make a note!
I thought I remembered reading (and am pulling up a couple of posts on search) about testing for immune issues as a possible contributing factor for PE, and am wondering if others have been advised of a link. I just found out I have low numbers for IGG2 and IGG4, and have been referred to an immunologist.
My history -- prior to my pregnancies, I frequently needed antibiotics to get over colds -- over half the time turned into sinus infections and/or chest infections. During my pregnancies and breastfeeding, I had a couple of mild colds but *no* sinus infections. Between pregnancies, I had two years of pretty much solid z-packs/medrol packs prescribed by an ENT, and a normal CT sinus scan. After I finishing breastfeeding approx 7 months ago, the colds started again and have had infections (or one long infection) ever since, and now have a yucky CT sinus scan and recommendation for surgery. The second ENT I saw suggested testing antibodies, so I guess now I know why I always need antibiotics, but am wondering if there is a possible PE link.
For those who remember me, apologies for not being on more often... the boys keep me hopping (literally). I will look around for updates on everyone! I have thought about the ladies who had babies 2009-2010 and hope all of you are doing well (everyone else too of course, but appreciated sharing the journey during that time!).