Not a good visit

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Re : Not a good visit

Postby sherry fisher » Fri Feb 20, 2004 02:27 am

Sheesh, Why do I always miss the "I am Pregnant" part?!?!?! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Keep your head up. They started me on Labetalol at 8 weeks. I have made it to almost 31 weeks, with many scares, but still no PE! YEAH!

GOOD LUCK on the prengnancy!

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#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
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Re : Not a good visit

Postby suzanne » Thu Feb 19, 2004 06:24 pm

Doesn't sound like a fun appt. at all! I know just what you mean about feeling like a pill popper. Even though I know what I take is necessary, it just feels so strange to be taking so much medication when pregnant (2 Labetalol a day, aspirin, thyroid pill, iron, prenatal vitamin!) Taking BP every 2 hours must be hard. It is so nervewracking taking it sometimes. I hope all is going well and your BP goes down! Having a good ultrasound is so nice, though. The frequent USs I have had is really what is keeping me going---seeing that little guy or gal dancing around!

Suzanne (37) and DH Tony (41) + William (9, severe PE, born at 32 weeks) and Freddy (6, fairly typical pregnancy) and Baby (due approx. 8/26/04!)

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Re : Not a good visit

Postby jenn122 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 04:51 pm

I'm sorry your having such a tough time...I'm glad your dr. is watching you that close. Hopefully they will get the doses straightened out.

Congrats on the ultrasound though!


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Re : Not a good visit

Postby frasiah » Thu Feb 19, 2004 01:46 pm

It seems that both of your drs are on top of things. Hang in there and be encouraged. We are thinking about you both (AngelKat and Therese).

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Re : Not a good visit

Postby twolfgram » Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:58 am

T -

Sounds like you've got a great doctor! Hang in there, I know it's hard! I'm giving myself two injections a day, three tums, prenatal vitamins, baby aspirin and aldomet twice a day. Now I have hives and have to take benadryl, too! I feel like a walking drug store!! I, too, am only 11 weeks!

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 at 29 weeks due to placental abruption
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Re : Not a good visit

Postby sweetiesuzy » Thu Feb 19, 2004 08:18 am

Oh sweetheart... I am praying for you and your precious babe. I am glad to hear that the ultrasound went well. It is also great to hear that your provider is on top of how things are going for you. It is such a hard thing to accept taking the meds. I haven't accepted everything this time around. I pray all the time that I could just be "normal" and have a "perfect" pregnancy!

Please know that you are in my thoughts...

DS 3/25/95
DD 10/26/01 stillbirth
DS 12/30/02
AND ~ Peanut edd 8/6/04

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Re : Not a good visit

Postby josiah1112 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 08:12 am

I am so sorry that you are having a hard time. Hopefully
your BP will start to behave itself! I'm glad the ultrasound
went well. Please keep us posted. We are rooting for you!

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03 - 12/4/03 born @ 26wks Pre e

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Not a good visit

Postby angelkat » Thu Feb 19, 2004 06:26 am

Yesterday, I went back to the Peri for my appt after a wonderful ultrasound I had plenty of time to wander to the other side of the hosptial over to the NICU where I had lunch with a few friends. Then back over to the doctor's for my appt. When I got there my BP was 150/100 so of course, my Doctor was NOT happy and took me out of work and changed my meds... Now I am taking Labetalol 200 mg 3 x a day and Hydralazine 25mg 3 x a day... I feel as if I am a pill popper and it's driving me nuts. All this and I am only 11 weeks!!!... I have to take my BP every 2 hours and fax in my # on Friday morning so they can make changes before the weekend. Praying it will stay down!


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~i~ Katlyne(12/9/02-04/02/03) and little bud (Due 09/11/04) ... N=79068509

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