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Re: Help?

Postby afaiz » Tue Feb 26, 2013 07:20 pm

by afaiz (41 Posts), Tue Feb 26, 2013 07:20 pm

Hi Caryn,

Thanks for the info I guess I had super-imposed preeclampsia. It developed so quickly into hellp & eclampsia but I also have a positive ANA so not sure what all my issues were. I think I just wanted to feel a sense of relief that its completely normal this time or in the normal range I should say Pap-A was .75 and HCG was .84 so I felt relief for a second now I'm concerned about it being to low... I guess I'm just terrified I started having itching and problems with liver enzymes and bile acids being high at about 16-17 weeks and I'm 16 weeks tomm...which was diagnosed as cholestasis and then at 24.5 weeks I had an eclampsia seizure and hellp syndrome... Lost my daughter and so I am having a lot of panic attacks worrying that it will happen again and I don't think that's helping my blood pressure any...

Thanks for reading :-)
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Re: Help?

Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Feb 27, 2013 01:27 am

by MomTimesThree (579 Posts), Wed Feb 27, 2013 01:27 am

Glad Caryn chimed in with all the awesome info! That stuff is all greek to me! :)

My husband and I were similar- only one could freak out and worry at a time, and usually it was my turn! :) The hospital you plan to deliver at might have a mental health department where you might find someone. It was helpful to see the person at the hospital so that I could also get used to being there.

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Re: Help?

Postby caryn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 09:20 am

by caryn (10177 Posts), Wed Feb 27, 2013 09:20 am

If it's in the normal range, it isn't too low. :D
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