headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

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Re: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby tree » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:18 am

Congrats!!
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Wed Dec 05, 2012 03:56 pm

Welcome Harper Lily!!! I love her name and am so happy for you! Yes keep monitoring yourself! Lots of love to you xo
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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Re: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby sam10 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 02:05 pm

So glad to hear the good news! Congratulations! Welcome Harper Lily:-)
I felt ok to worse to ok during my first two weeks postpartum. If you feel any of the PE symtoms or your BP goes up again, let your doctors know! PE can linger for up to 6 weeks postpartum.
~Julija (42)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
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


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: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby melissaa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 08:25 am

Thanks for thinking of me! I went in for a second try at the amnio on the 19th and told te dr the baby hadnt been moving as much over the weekend. He decided to skip the amnio for the time being and just admit me and monitor her. My labs came back good but they were just looking for a reason to deliver at that point b/c of the headaches, visual suff and PIH. I was 37w5d. The monitored me overnight and decided that given the decrease in her movement (even though she apparently likd the monitors and moved well as long as they were strapped on) they wanted to deliver anyway instead of waiting around. This dr was a saint and I wish I had found him earlier in my pregnancy as to not have had to deal with the stress from the others. So delivery was set for the following morning. They came in and did pre-op labs and determined that my platelets had fallen from 160s to the 120s within a day or two so they had to order blood to have in the OR with me just incase. Everything went well with the c-section and Harper Lily was born at 10am on the Tuesday the 20th weighing 7 lbs 0.5oz, 21 inches, and absolutely perfect and such a sweet baby!
My BP went back down almost to my normal immediately after surgery and has stayed down. The headaches went away but the past week Ive been experiencing different headaches (I think just due to hormones re-adjusting) but the visual stuff is gone 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: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby sam10 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 06:08 pm

Just checking how you are doing, have your symptoms worsened, remained the same? I wonder if you've had your baby? Thinking of you.
~Julija (42)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
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


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: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby meli554 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 09:25 am

I was wondering too. Hope you're doing well!
#1 Ethan John, 9-27-10, induced at 34 weeks due to pre-e
#2 Lillian Ada 12-28-12, PIH dx at 26 weeks, induced at 34 weeks due to pre-e
#3 due 8-9-15

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Re: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Nov 20, 2012 09:44 am

How are you doing? I have not heard from you and have been thinking of you. Please update us when you can.
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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Re: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Fri Nov 16, 2012 05:07 pm

Hey my friend, I was thinking of you today and wondering was this an insurance thing and sure enough it is. My mom who runs the medical staff department here at one of the hospitals in florida was just telling me that theres a new policy here no delivery without medical indication before 39 weeks !! I thought of you right away! I am so sorry you are going through so much I cannot imagine your frustration. Please hang in there , you are almost there. Try and keep focused on your baby and the end result. See how these latest labs come back. I have heard many woman telling me the same story about having the late amnio done. Keep us posted, don't give up!!!
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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Re: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby melissaa » Fri Nov 16, 2012 09:13 am

AGHHHH!!! Baby would not cooperate for the amnio yesterday. Labs came back normal but the MFM said that didnt necessarily mean I didnt have pre-e. Something about certain levels being low but its normal for them to be low in pregnancy... idk. The fluid level was a 12 but it was evenly disributed and they couldnt find a big enough pocket to draw from. I begged him to let me walk around for a bit and drink a ton and come back and he agreed. I walked for an hour and drank 60 oz of fluid and went back only to see that nothing had changed. He appologised and said he wanted me to do ANOTHER (this makes the 6th or 7th) 24 hour urine on Sunday, and turn it in on Monday, do more labs, check the fluid level and if all that was still normal, he would attempt the amnio again (but at that point I would be a day shy of 38 weeks so I really dont see the point but insurance now wont pay for a delivery before 39 weeks without bad labs..and being symptomatic alone isnt enough of a reason). AGHHH!!! Im so frustrated that im ready to give up. Im ready to stop checking my bp, stop calling in for concerns.. im ready to stop thinking about it. I have not slept in 4 night b/c the headache is so bad in the evenings. I cant take it anymore and im starting to wonder if its all in my head.
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: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Wed Nov 14, 2012 04:13 pm

Yay wondeful news so happy to hear!!! Let us know how the amnio goes please and good to hear that about the meds for your headaches. Sending love!!
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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