by hillary8l8 (146 Posts), Fri Jun 29, 2012 02:03 pm
I'm pregnant with my second child, was diagnosed with PIH with my first and was induced at 37-4 weeks. I am now considered a chronic hypertensive, and am on 200 mg twice a day Labetalol. BP was high, but came down after being taken off of work. Normal 24 hour urine done a couple weeks ago. This past Sunday I came down with what I'm assuming was a stomach bug...nausea/vomiting/diarrhea which lasted about 3 days. When I went back to the OB this week I had lost 6 lbs in a week, and it took a while for little guy to pass my weekly NST. I also was having some little contractions every 2-3 minutes at the start of the NST, but they resolved. My midwife thinks it was all due to dehydration, and I agree. Since getting over this stomach bug (which I still feel like I haven't completely) I can't really eat anything because about 10-15 minutes after I eat I get terrible chest pain. And when I say terrible, I mean it feels like I'm having a heart attack or something. This is coming from a girl who likes to eat, and I haven't really been able to eat much of anything for the past few days because I am afraid of this pain coming back (and it does every time I eat, no matter what I eat, no matter how much I eat). I have some general nausea and abdominal pain, but today I had some discomfort under my ribs on the right side. It wasn't by any means a really bad pain, just more of a pressure/discomfort. This lasted about 4 hours, and is mostly resolved now. I'm just wondering by everyone's experience if this is something I should worry about? Does the pain from the liver associated with HELLP come and go? I don't want to call my OB and have them think I'm crazy, and just tell me that it's indigestion.
Miscarriage at 8 weeks- 5/09
Abby born 37 weeks 4 days on 3/25/10 due to PIH and IUGR- 5 lbs 0.5 oz
Chemical Pregnancy lost at 5.5 weeks- 3/11
Pregnant again due Sept. 3 (now chronic hypertensive and on Labetalol)