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Panic attack or pre-e?

Postby miesvandermom » Mon Oct 15, 2012 01:23 pm

by miesvandermom (3 Posts), Mon Oct 15, 2012 01:23 pm

Hello. I am 38 weeks pregnant with Baby #3 (but Baby #1 with my current husband). I started with excessive weight gain and pretty bad edema about 6 weeks ago. About 4 weeks ago, I started with nausea and vomitting leading to dehydration and then fainting. I see a midwife group who does not check my urine so I do not know if there is protein in it or not. My blood pressure has been slowly climbing and is at about 130/80 right now (it was running lower than this pre-pregnancy). I have been feeling a bit worried but this morning at work I had this awful panic, this sense of impending doom I read about. I don't know if I am just working myself up or what. I do have a family history of pre-e (in my sister). I am not to see the midwife until Friday morning. Not sure what I should do. I just have this bad feeling.
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Re: Panic attack or pre-e?

Postby sam10 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 01:30 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Mon Oct 15, 2012 01:30 pm

The feeling of doom can be sign that something is up. It is not measurable, but my doctors always ask me to report such feelings. I would not hesitate and go to labor and delivery, or your doctor to be seen. I think it would be important that your urine and BP are checked and possibly get some blood work done to check on your liver and kidney functions.

I also don't like the vomiting you are mentioning.

Here is a list of all signs and symptoms. Please keep in mind that not all need to occur in a specific order nor do you need to have all of them.

http://www.preeclampsia.org/signs-and-symptoms
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MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (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: Panic attack or pre-e?

Postby miesvandermom » Mon Oct 15, 2012 03:19 pm

by miesvandermom (3 Posts), Mon Oct 15, 2012 03:19 pm

I had one of the nurses i work with take my blood pressure and it was 160/110. So now I am at L&D.
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Re: Panic attack or pre-e?

Postby sam10 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 05:23 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Mon Oct 15, 2012 05:23 pm

Glad that you went to L&D. Let us know how it goes, so you are able. Will be thinking of you.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (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: Panic attack or pre-e?

Postby miesvandermom » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:13 am

by miesvandermom (3 Posts), Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:13 am

So, the doctors and nurses I work with were very concerned about my high blood pressure, so they drove me to the nearest L&D (I see a midwife group affiliated with anothe hospital further away). The local L&D did a pre-e work-up and checked my BP again and said I was good for discharge and just follow-up later this week with my midwife. Well, I really just didn't feel comfortable with that. So, I talked to me midwife and she said to come to see her right then (it was about 7:30pm at this point). So, we drove to the other hospital and they re-did some of the tests and checked me out. She decided I was okay, but she's concerned things could turn bad pretty quickly. I work 80 hours a week right now. So, she decided not to clear me to go back to work and put me on home bed rest. I'm going to see a perinatologist on Thursday and see what he thinks. In the meantime I am checking my BP at home daily. I'm really glad the midwife is taking my concerns seriously. Hopefully we can avoid things taking a turn for the worse before delivery.

Thanks so much to you for replying to to my post. It motivated me to have the nurse take my blood pressure when I did. Many thanks :)
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Re: Panic attack or pre-e?

Postby sam10 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:32 am

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:32 am

I am so glad to hear that you are in good hands and your MW is so careful. If anything feels off and/or you feel worse, your BP goes up, please don't wait and get checked again.

Will be thinking of you.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Panic attack or pre-e?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Oct 16, 2012 01:58 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Tue Oct 16, 2012 01:58 pm

Yes so good to hear. I am glad you will be on rest now, it may make all the difference for you. Keep us posted.
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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