Just wanted to post here to see if anyone had any insight on what is going on or has experienced anything similar.
I am 34w1d with baby #5. My first two pregnancies with my first husband were uncomplicated term deliveries - 36 weeker and twin 39 weekers. I had GD with the oldest but not the twins. Third pregnancy I had gestational hypertension and severe edema from 33 weeks on, but carried to 38 weeks and never developed pre-E.
This is #5, pregnancy #4, second baby with my husband-to-be, and I have had every issue in the book. Bled for the first 12 weeks, preterm labor at 26 weeks due to BV that they barely stopped in time, heavy bleeding that was unexplained at 30 weeks, and at 33 weeks I was admitted with a severe headache (9/10 pain-wise) epigastric pain, high BP (went up to 203/110 while I was in hospital) swelling in my hands and face, blurry, spotty vision, nausea and vomiting. BUT, all my labs were perfect! The only abnormality they found was an enlarged liver, and my protein/creantine ratio test was also slightly off. My 24h protein was 162 last Friday, and I dipped normal at my doctor's appointment this Wednesday.
I was discharged last Saturday, a week ago. I went back two days ago (Thursday) because the nausea and vomiting became severe and my headache ramped up again. I was dizzy and terrified I was going to pass out with only myself and my toddler here and started having major tunnel vision. My blood pressure has stayed steady in the 140/90 range while resting and spikes to 160/90+ when active (IE, at the doctor's office or right after arriving at the hospital.) I normally have BP in the 90/60 range, so this is quite high for me. I still have the headache, around 5/10 on the pain scale. I was prescribed Zofran and they upped my Labetalol to 200/2x a day. I am repeating the 24 hour urine test tomorrow because I dipped +2 protein at Labor & Delivery. I was offered rehospitalization for narcotics to try and control the headache I have had for 10 days straight now, but declined - I HATE being in the hospital and I react badly to narcotics (morphine didn't help during my first hospitalization so they were offering Dilaudid, which I get hives from. Trading one problem for another!) I hate that they don't seem interested in digging further and are just lobbing medication at me to control my symptoms
Baby seems fine, but I have not had a growth scan which I worry about. I also have GD and all of my babies have been big, but at my last U/S, she was measuring a week behind dates (where three weeks before she was measuring at least two weeks ahead.) I am worried her growth has slowed. She has passed all NSTs with flying colors and a BPP yesterday was perfect with good fluid.
So basically - I am not officially pre-E, but it's walking and quacking a lot like a duck right now. I feel just terrible - heartburny liver-area pain, headache, spotty vision, and my legs are starting to show pitting edema slightly. My BP seems to be settling into a predictable pattern rather than being labile, and I think the lack of spikes has improved my headache ever so slightly - as has the Zofran, since vomiting is such a physical and emotional stressor that it couldn't have been helping my head feel better. Just miserable. I am hoping the 24 hour urine gives us some clear answers as to how/if this is progressing and what our next steps might be. I just wish my body was giving us clear answers, period - the labs are really throwing me for a loop and my doctors seem confident that it's all going to be fine since my labs are.
Sorry if this is long-winded and rambling, I hope it makes sense! If you read it and have any insight, thank you in advance