Help! I really dont know what to do :/

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby koontzbound » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:12 pm

Go with your gut. If you feel something is wrong push the issue. At my 28 Week appointment, I was completely fine. 1 week later I was rushed to a hospital with a NICU with severre preclampsia and HELLP syndrome. No symptoms prior to that day. Only you know how you feel and its better to be safe than sorry. Thankkfully my doctor listened and didnt take any chances and I have a healthy baby boy, but many women arent as lucky. Trust yourself and good luck. Your in my prayers.

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby mom29 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:47 pm

I am glad to see someone in the practice is taking you seriously and that they are sending you to a mfm for a consult.

How you are feeling IS important. I remember being so surprised when my mfm told me I had to tell him how I was feeling and that would be a deciding factor in when I delivered.

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby melissaa » Fri Oct 12, 2012 02:24 pm

A Dr from my practice (Im thinking possibly the head dr) called me today to discuss my concerns. I was so relieved that he told me exactly what I already knew and didnt try to discount anything. He said from the looks of it and given my history, hes pretty certain that pre-e is imminent and that I definitely DO have PIH. I know its normally not relieving to hear such a thing.. but I feel relieved that they understand where this is going and that I DO have someone who will be keeping a close eye and not 7 different dr's with differing oppinions who are treating me like I DONT have a history or even PIH right now. They are also sending me for a MFM consult.

The thing that confuses me now is just that the headache has been horrible and relentless the past two days.. but my bp hasnt really been higher than 130/80. I thought the two were pretty much related. I just hate feeling so crappy without a real reason behind it.. scares me a little.
Me (26) D (29)
#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby melissaa » Thu Oct 11, 2012 02:37 pm

I noticed last night that im also experiencing some hyperreflexia too. I barely laid my hand down on my right knee and my foot jumped up. I seem to have the reflex even ABOVE my knee cap.
Me (26) D (29)
#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby melissaa » Thu Oct 11, 2012 01:14 pm

I am seeing an OB only right now :/

I havent gotten my protein results back yet but I requested a print out of my boodwork when I turned my urine in today and my platelets have gone from 173 to 144. Isnt under 150,000 considered class III HELLP? My AST and ALT are 17 and 13 (so still under 40) but up from 13 and 12.

I am going to ask for a referral to MFM today when they call me.

**EDITED**
Yeah, my dr isnt concerned (what I expected). She said my bp and the other symptoms arent a concern unless my protein is elevated (It came back at 175) and the platelets are completely normal. I requested to see MFM but im sure they'll deny me that too
Me (26) D (29)
#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby blythe » Thu Oct 11, 2012 08:56 am

Search the archives about coca-cola colored urine, or cola colored urine to find out more. When Caryn was spilling 17,000mg of protein her urine looked like cola, I think she explains that it was because the kidney damage was so severe at that point that red blood cells were spilling through. We've had other women, like Jean, report dark urine who also had severe disease, but also women with dark urine who turned out to be fine. I think it's just one more thing to report to your doctors - and if they can share more insight into what's going on, pe or not, please come back and tell us what they say. I'm glad your appointment went a little better than your last one. 160/110 to go to the hospital does seem a bit high to not-a-doc me, especially with your history of near-stillbirth. My doctor put me on bp meds when I reached 150/100 with my third.

I forget, are you seeing an MFM practice or just OBs?
Heather, mom to
#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby melissaa » Thu Oct 11, 2012 07:37 am

Was it all day for you? Its only happening in the morning for me so far..
Me (26) D (29)
#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby jean » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:29 pm

Oooh..rust colored urine is a bad sign. I had that when I had gone into HELLP. I would talk to your doctor again...that makes me very nervous...
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby melissaa » Wed Oct 10, 2012 07:17 pm

Thanks for checking on me :)
It went pretty well,the baby was in the 50th percentile and weighs 4 lbs 1 oz. My bp was 140/70 so they had me lay down and talk with the dr. about my bp's yesterday and my symptoms and concerns. She had the nurse come in and take it again and it was 132/80. She initially said she'd see me in 2 weeks but I told her I wanted labs redone, so she agreed and said she'd get those started and see me in a week instead. She did appologise for the bad appt with the other dr yesterday. She also told me that she thinks my bp is just going to stay in this range now and that now I should only go to the hospital if it reaches 160/110... which seems CRAZY high for me considering my baseline in early pregnancy was 90-100/50-60. My bp wasnt even that high when my son was delivered at 36 weeks, it was 150/100 the morning I went in for my csection.
In other news though.. i have been waking up between 2:30 and 3 am for the past 3-4 nights and i cant figure out why bc i normally sleep soooo deep. Last night when it happened, I heard ringing in my ears and my right hand was really swollen. When I got up this morning my urine was almost rust colored.. darker than Ive ever seen it. It was practically back to normal by the time I gave my sample at the ob though and still dipped negative.. seems weird, idk what was up with that. It was dark yesterday morning too (not near AS dark) but i assumed it was dehydration, so i drank more water yesterday but it didnt seem to help from the looks of this mornings.
Me (26) D (29)
#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)

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Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

Postby sam10 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 04:01 pm

How did your appointment go today? How are you feeling?
~Julija (42)
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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


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