When will I feel normal after HELLP

Have you suffered from HELLP syndrome or had a pregnancy complicated by an underlying disorder? Discuss your concerns here
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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby AClore » Thu May 17, 2012 01:55 pm

My bp is still 130/70s but dr said its a good bp still. Im still on medicine for now but praying it gets better within the next few weeks. He said with my anxiety it may be causing elevated bp and something he called white coat syndrome..anxiousness at the drs office. Did you struggle with anciety too and if so are you better? I may have asked you that before and sorry if so. Im super excited to know that my liver and platelets are good and no threat there.

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby tree » Wed May 16, 2012 08:14 pm

Congrats on your progressing recovery! It thought it got easier when I started to feel better. I had to stay on prenatal vitamins for a few months to deal with anemia, but that was no big deal. Are your BPs starting to trend down? How are you feeling?. I really hope things are getting better for you.
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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby AClore » Tue May 15, 2012 05:45 pm

Got blood work done finally. My liver is back to normal, platelets are 392 which is awesome, no proteins in urine, still a bit anemic but not bad. Now waiting on bp to go back to normal:)

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby AClore » Thu May 10, 2012 12:02 am

I would love to talk to someone. Right now I cant drive but hopefully i can soo. I really need to get this junk off my chest. About 5 years ago i struggled with anxiety and panic attacks but havent had any symptoms for years and now I feel like I am back to square one. It doesnt help the fact that every new little thing that i feel I am constantly worrying that its my bp and im going to have a seizure. I know I am not but getting my brain to believe that all the time is another story..i want my life back

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby tree » Thu May 10, 2012 11:22 am

I also had to see a therapist to get my anxiety and stress levels under control after delivery. It worked miracles for me, and my only regret is that I didn't go much sooner. It is really hard when you think your body is going to give out on you again.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby AClore » Thu May 10, 2012 10:50 am

Its like i can step right into your body. I feel the exact same way. Im constantly on edge thinking my body will fail me and I will die one night or have a stroke from the bp. I know the odds are slim but my stupid brain wont let my thoughts rest. Its so annoying. I may have to see a therapist if i cant get these thoughts and emotions under control. I hate this

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby sam10 » Tue May 08, 2012 03:48 pm

My BP stabilized quickly and I was off my BP meds 3 weeks after giving birth. But as the others have said, this can vary quite a bit. The fear and anxiety have stayed with me for a long time, and I still have very anxious moments, especially when I feel ill in some way. Only slowly I realized what a traumatic event PE/HELLP is and how much it can affect a woman, her family and friends. I learned step by step to trust in life again and especially in my "bodily functions". I was scared my body would give in, and I would not wake up the next morning anymore. I could not be alone for quite some time after giving birth for fear of having a life threatening situation; but it has subsided. I had help to get to terms with what PE has done to me. I started seeing a therapist shortly after. It helped me a lot. Be gentle with yourself, give yourself time and try to find things/methods that help ease your fear. Feel free to post in the forums, there are a lot of women here who have gone through this and know how it all feels. Sending you some hugs:-)
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MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby AClore » Tue May 08, 2012 02:26 pm

Praying its fast. The anxiety is the worse. I am breast feeding and not sure what i can take for it. I want my life back so i can focus my energy on my daughter and new little boy..

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby kerisue » Tue May 08, 2012 01:44 pm

I did not have HELLP, but skyrocketing BP did contribute to my diagnosis of PE and the docs' decision to deliver me. My bp went down fairly rapidly after I gave birth, but I have continued on bp meds. From being on the forum for the last couple of years it seems that the amount of time it takes one's bp to go back down to normal varies widely. Some need to stay on meds only for a short time (if at all) and others will now need it for life. What you went through was so traumatic that some anxiety is normal. I hope your doc listened fully to all your concerns and you are seeing symptoms decrease slowly but surely.
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed

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Re: When will I feel normal after HELLP

Postby AClore » Tue May 08, 2012 11:17 am

Since my body is on the mend will this come back. I was reading that in some cases women develop HELLO after delivery but since I had it before delivery and my body is already on the mend will it come back?


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