by asheslee (1 Posts), Tue Jun 26, 2012 01:57 pm
Hello. I am new to this board and am really, really nervous right now. My 1st pregnancy, I had chronic gestational hypertention that developed into mild preelampsia in week 39. I was induced and had a very healthy baby boy (though he was under 7 lbs). I am pregnant again and in week 36 and I am afraid that I could have HELLP syndrome. Several weeks ago, out of nowhere, I became very nauseated like I had food poisoning and started vomiting profusely. I vomited bile for hours and hours. The OB's office said they thought it was a virus (but did not see me). Since then, I have experienced nausea almost continually - but occassionally out of no-where, I will start vomiting again. It is almost always yellow bile. Last night, I vomited so hard that the blood vessels around my eyes broke. About a week ago, I started having severe pain under my upper right ribs and running over to my sternum. It hurts to touch the area. Also, there is a stabbing pain in the same area that seems to come from the inside out. It happens sporadically at night sometimes and the pain becomes so intense that I wake up screaming in pain. I also have had issues with what I have assumed is urinary incontinence because my underwear are always wet (I know, TMI). In addition, I have been seeing what I call "floaties" several times a day and my vision seems a little blurry. I have checked my blood pressure multiple times (because I remember what pre-e felt like) but it is normal. My OB keeps telling me the rib pain is probably just from my ribs expanding, but I never went through this with my first child and I just feel strongly that something is really wrong. They finally took blood yesterday, but the results won't be back for a week. I know with HELLP, time is of the essence. Does this sound similar to anything you went through or am I panicked about nothing? I apologize if these are stupid questions, but I want my baby to be healthy and am so scared. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!