Assuming the trace is accurate, it is normal. I had trace protein the entire second half of my last pregnancy. That said, if your bp is increasing as well as those symptoms you have described, I would ask for a 24 hour urine even if it only ends up serving as a baseline because your results are normal. Better to know.
Also, how often are you checking your bp? I'm curious what your baseline is and where you are now.
I'm pretty close to you in gestation (hitting 22 wks tomorrow) and while I'm not swelling or vision changes (did you report that?), I am having the nagging headaches (no, not "the" headache) and fast pulse as well as increased bp and +1 protien on a dip. I'm doing the 24 hr now...great fun! LOL So, I'm with you...hoping that all this will end up being nothing. But, also feeling that that is just wishful thinking.
Let us know about what happens thursday...hopefully it really is nothing -for both of us.
Catherine (22), Moderator (pregnant again)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004