by sarahkm (86 Posts), Thu Jul 04, 2013 05:40 pm
I guess my response is similar to Teresa's. Many of your symptoms go along with hypothyroidism so I would still pursue further tests and treatment for that. I was also wondering about chronic fatigue syndrome and/or depression to go along with it. There certainly may be something going on with your reproductive hormones too. I was certainly not as active as you or Teresa before I went through HELLP, but I am 20# heavier than before I had Nathanael (and of course before my current pregnancy). I think my endurance and energy level dropped also. I also have been seeing a psychologist for the last 3 years to help me get through some other difficulties in the last 7 years (marriage stress,job loss, deaths in family, husband's job loss, adoption stress, etc., etc.) I was initially diagnosed with depression and tried medication, but the medication caused problems with my blood pressure right away so I never continued it. At this point, just talking with the psychologist (talk therapy) has been enough and I'm in a better place.
I really hope you can find a good doctor to help you. I don't think a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist would be the right doctor right now. Probably an endocrinologist. My sister is in TN also (far eastern). Doesn't UT have a medical school?
Please keep us updated! Take care! Sarah
Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Expecting again-due date August 16, 2013 (Folic Acid, LDA, Prenatal vitamins, BP meds, Vitamin D, Slow release Iron)
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.