by Deerely (2 Posts), Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:22 am
Hi, I'm new to this site and just wanted to introduce myself and maybe get some advise as to the symptoms I've been having. This is my first pregnancy and I'm currently 30 weeks due feb 25th 2014. I have been feeling off since about 20 weeks, no real symptom just feeling ill like something is wrong. Since about 24 weeks I've started getting swelling and headaches. The swelling isn't horrible but it's deffinately obvious and it seems to be my whole body feet, ankles, hands, arms, face, neck etc. With the facial swelling being the most noticible (people at work asking me what's wrong etc.). The headaches come and go but are very severe they make me nauseous and dizzy I see spots with them, nothing particular triggers them and they make it impossible to function normally or drive. At 28 weeks my bp started to be mildly elivated my norm is 90/60 and since 28 weeks it's fluctuated from 125-135/77-88. Because of the elivation my midwife had me do a 24 hr urine which came back normal at 220. She also ran bloodwork, all normal. Last week I also experianced a couple bouts of shortness of breath and chest pain, I do have asthma but it has not been a problem in years and seemed to be better with pregnancy. The shortness of breath wasn't resolved with albeuterol either which normaly stops any asthma problems. In the past week my symptoms have all gotten much worse with the headaches landing me in the er two nights ago. I've also developed pain under my right shoulderblade, a deep pinching feeling. They ran bloodwork again in the er all still normal and I was diagnosed with migraines and released.
What I'd like to know is has anyone had this same experiance? I have no history of migraines or even headaches, can they crop up first time during pregnancy? And do they cause all of these problems? Is what I'm going through just normal pregnancy symptoms? Is it ok to feel awful all of the time? Why can I not shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong?
Thank you for your advise, I greatly appreciate it.