by liathano (5 Posts), Sat Jun 23, 2012 02:36 am
I've had mild hypertension and I do 24 hr urine tests (I just did one but probably wont hear about the results until Monday), but I'm feeling worse almost. I don't know how to explain it. I've had a mild migraine that varies in intensity for most of this last week, which is sort of normal because it's not the first time this pregnancy that it has happened. It's aggravating but such is life. I've also had strange sort of chest pain, like it hurts in the center of my chest and even hurts to just breathe but it comes and goes, it's not a constant pain either. Then today I had pain in my lower back, it sort of matched my pulse (at the time it felt like my heart was beating out of my chest, but I had just walked up the stairs and sometimes that makes my pulse shoot up). It pulsated and hurt quite a bit but again it went away. I had it again later without the excessive heart beat but the pain doesn't last long. The best way I can think to describe it is like when you feel like you really need to pop your lower back, so you stand by a wall and twist to pop it and it feels better. It's a lot like that pain. Also I've had morning sickness the whole time this is true, but its always been nausea and I could almost always keep it from vomiting. I can't anymore. I am puking 3-4 nights a week and not like I puke once and done, I'm at the toilet a good 20 minutes emptying my stomach. I've had period like cramps most days and I seem to have diarrhea off and on.
The worst though happened again tonight as well. I got this severe tightening across my abdomen. I don't know if it was a contraction or not, but my doc seems to feel they are just BH and I get really painful ones. This time I just had the one and it did seem a bit different. I was already rather nauseous to begin with but when this hit I thought I was just going to start vomiting everywhere. The pain was intense and I was very unhappy. As it released the severe nausea stayed and I started to feel woozy like I was going to pass out. It went away but still has me worried. Baby is doing fine though, she's still moving around quite a bit, and when this was happening she was also quite active. I feel like when I tell my doctor these things she blows them off and says I'm fine. Yes I am doing another 24 hr urine, and yes I'm on sort of bed rest, but she never seems willing to address my concerns. I know pregnancy isn't all rainbows and unicorns but I'm starting to feel like this ridiculous and not normal. I shouldn't feel this crappy all the time. Oh at the time of the incident I took my BP and it was 159/98, but I was just in a bunch of pain so I don't know whether it matters. My BP last few days has been around 140/80 so I thought maybe I was doing ok :/ I'm not sure about any of this, it seems to me that if it was Pre-e related it would be constant pains, not ones that come and go as they please.