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Hi, I'm new and a bit worried.

Postby susie » Fri Nov 14, 2003 06:47 pm

by susie (3 Posts), Fri Nov 14, 2003 06:47 pm

Hi there, I decided to look up preeclampsia because I'm not feeling at all well today. I've just been reading Kelly's post and was interested about the hyperthyroid theory.

I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease (severe hyperthyroidism) about 8 years ago when I was trying to get pregnant. I had my thyroid removed and fell pregnant almost straight away.

When I was 36 weeks pregnant I went for my checkup feeling fine. But my BP was up and I had a trace of protein, so they put me straight into hospital and induced me a week later.

I got pregnant again after only 3 months. The same thing happened again, exactly the same except I had noticed some lights in my vision the day before my 36 week checkup.

The third pregnancy was a bit different. At 33 weeks the doctor sent me to hospital for my BP. I never got any other symptoms but the BP was higher than with the others. I was induced at 37 weeks, just like the others. Unfortunately my BP never went totally back to normal afterwards.

Now I'm pregnant again. My BP went up the moment I got pregnant so I've been on medication the whole time. At almost 31 weeks I started getting swelling in my hands and feet. I saw the doctor a few days later and he said I'm okay but take it easy and get some rest. I'm currently 32 weeks, the swelling is getting worse and today I'm feeling dizzy and sick all over. After reading some of the info on this website I think I'll go to the hospital to get checked out. Better safe than sorry[:)]
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Re : Hi, I'm new and a bit worried.

Postby julie f » Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:46 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:46 pm

Susie,

I'm so glad that you're heading to the hospital to get things checked out. No harm done if everything is OK right? I'm sorry that you're having a rough time earlier in this pregnancy but, it looks like you're being very proactive and doing the best things for you and baby.

I just wanted to say welcome to the board, you will find lots of support and encouragment here. Please update us when you get home!


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Re : Hi, I'm new and a bit worried.

Postby laura » Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:47 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:47 pm

Good for you susie! And welcome, and I'm sorry you're feeling so badly right now- I'll keep my fingers crossed that all will be well.

When you get back, let us know what happened [:)]

take care!

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Re : Hi, I'm new and a bit worried.

Postby sweetiesuzy » Sat Nov 15, 2003 05:55 am

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Sat Nov 15, 2003 05:55 am

Susie,
This post is interesting for me because I had a left lobe thyroidectomy back in 96 due to a growth on my left thyroid. I do not have to take any medicaion to regulate my thyroid and my tsh test has always come back normal. I do however have thoughts about my thyroid and my hbp. My providers assure me that it isn't the culprit. But I still wonder.

Any thoughts?

I hope everything works out for you. Keep us posted.

Suzanna

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Postby erin2003 » Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:33 am

by erin2003 (40 Posts), Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:33 am

Hi Susie,

I just wanted to jump on and wish you all the best. I think our EDD must be very close!

Please post back and let us know how you are making out!

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Re : Hi, I'm new and a bit worried.

Postby susie » Tue Nov 18, 2003 06:49 pm

by susie (3 Posts), Tue Nov 18, 2003 06:49 pm

Hi, I'm back again. Thanks for all the kind wishes.

My BP was up so I spent 1 night in hospital. Now I'm just supposed to rest and go in for a BP check each day or 2. They increased my medication too, and I'm starting to feel a lot better. My Mum came and took my girls home for a week.[:)] That should help a lot. Now I've just got one to look after and he's at school all day anyway.

I think there must be something in that thyroid idea. I'm not on any medication at the moment and my levels are normal. But just the fact I haven't got much of a thyroid left, and I've now had 4 cases of PE. I think it certainly deserves further study.



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