by alviarin (1686 Posts), Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:57 am
Sorry you haven't been feeling well.
I know I felt terrible when I was severely anemic after my first. I didn't need a blood tranfusion, but if my hemoglobin had been a point or two lower... So anemia alone can definitely make you feel exhausted.
Just wondering if you have had your thyroid checked? Pre-eclampsia may increase the risk of developing a thyroid disorder, which can also cause weakness/fatigue/heart palpitations. I was tired and stupid when my thyroid levels were low, and fatigued when my vitamin D levels were low. Both can be screened for with a simple blood test.
My sister never had pre-e, but had anemia and fatigue and horrible stomach pain and reflux before she went gluten free. She never had an intesitnal biopsy to defnitively diagnose celiac, but has the gene and symptoms.
I hope you are able to get some answers soon.
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)