New and confused

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jenh
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Re: New and confused

Postby jenh » Mon Jul 22, 2013 06:51 pm

I would be concerned, too, and I'm concerned for you. If they don't call you back, or if they do and you're not satisfied with their answer, you can always go into L&D and demand to be seen. If the doctor won't admit you or at least do labs (blood and urine) while you're there, tell him/her you want it in writing in your chart that you had symptoms you were concerned about and asked for labs to be run and s/he refused. Then ask for a copy of your chart so you can make sure s/he really wrote it. Most doctors will back down and do the tests if we advocate for ourselves. They don't want to get into trouble for failing to take a patient seriously if something really is wrong, and documenting it would ensure they would get into trouble. If it turns out to be nothing, at least you know. And if it is something, then you've done your best to get the care you and baby need.
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Mom to Ethne Joy 10/12/03, 35 weeks, severe PE
Mom to Catie Grace 12/8/06, 37 weeks, mild PE
Mom to Riley Faith and Gavin Arthur 7/7/09, 36 weeks, PIH 22 weeks, PE 31 weeks, severe post partum PE
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:31 am

I'm beginning to become concerned again because now I'm getting shooting pains under the right side of my ribs. It's not excruciating so I may very well be overreacting but it's definitely there. I'm going to call my doctor and hope she gets the message before closing time today. Usually when I call they don't call me back until right before they close.

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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sun Jul 21, 2013 00:29 am

I'll be 37 weeks on Monday. I'm starting to feel completely miserable but I truly feel like I'm overreacting. Heartburn and indigestion are getting to the point where I don't even want to eat and medicine doesn't help very much and my back is killing me. Not to mention I'm exhausted all of the time. Sorry for complaining I just needed to get it out. :( my BP has been good today but higher than it was yesterday so I have a feeling when I go back next week it will be above average again. When I asked the nurse yesterday if such a huge jump in BP is cause for concern and she said no that it just happens sometimes. I'm no doctor but it still concerns me.

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Re: New and confused

Postby MomTimesThree » Sat Jul 20, 2013 07:38 pm

While I'm glad things are back in the normal range, not exactly a vote of confidence that your OB didn't remember any of your history or double check the report. Please keep posted on your symptoms and report things out of the norm. How many weeks are you now?
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w

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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sat Jul 20, 2013 01:39 pm

I figured I would update here as I saw my OB yesterday. My BP has finally and miraculously gone back to normal 100's/60's. I've gotten no explanation as to why my blood pressure sky rocketed the way it did but my OB doesn't think I have preeclampsia or seem concerned at all. She didn't even remember that she sent me to the perinatal specialist this week and I had to remind her so she didn't look at the report before I saw her. She said there's no need for more blood work or anything but just to keep an eye on my BP as I have been.

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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Mon Jul 15, 2013 01:41 pm

I will have to ask my OB. When they took my blood pressure today it was 136/86 so they had me lay down for a but which usually helps but after a few minutes of resting it was 132/88. They didn't seem concerned though. Everything looked good on the ultrasound and the tech said the resistance was "low" and the way my doctor made it seem was that it was low before but she was looking for none? I don't really know what is going on. I'm not quite sure if the communication between the offices is great but I'm not surprised. I got a call this morning saying I had to reschedule my appointment to Friday so now if I have to wait to address my concerns with her. Sigh. I'm happy baby is growing and looking good but I'm also a bit annoyed because I feel like I get brushed off until I see my doctor and then she has a new concern.

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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 09:26 am

When you talk to the peri today, I would ask what your "call-in" and "go-in" numbers are, so you'll have something to go by. If your BP reaches that number, you'd call the doctors office or go directly to L&D.
~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


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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sun Jul 14, 2013 05:26 pm

It was at 156/90 at the highest. And going back down the numbers started to fluctuate so sometimes sistolic was super high and others diastolic was super high. The highest it got today was 140/80 but that was after being up and active for a few minutes. Since then it's been good but I still have a headache. I'm hoping everything goes smoothly for the rest of the day and I can voice my concerns with the doctor tomorrow morning.

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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 05:13 pm

How high did it go? You can always go to L&D to get checked. PE can move fast, and unless they draw blood and check your urine, nobody knows if you haven't yet developed PE or not.
~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: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:53 am

So last night my BP decided to shoot up. I took a shower and laid down and it eventually went back down but every time I got up it would rise again. I will call my doctor today but like I said before she is just going to tell me to lay on my left side. I have an appointment tomorrow with the perinatal specialist tomorrow so hopefully I can keep it down at least until then.


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