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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 19:29 PM   1
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Pre-eclampsia?


I posted last week about my amnitotic fluid being low. But now it also looks like some things are pointing towards preeclampsia. For the last two weeks my bp have been borderline hypertension (130s/80s). Yesterday at my check up my bp was 146/93 with "trace amounts" of protein. I've had headaches for a couple weeks now, seeing shadow/black spots moving in my peripheral vision, nausea,very minor swelling in my hands and feet, burning sensation on the upper part of my belly. I have a bp cuff at home and have been checking myself. About 3 or more times my diastolic (bottom) number has been over 90, but my upper number goes up to maybe 138.
Does this sound like it could be going in the direction of preeclampsia? I have another appointment at my docs office on Thursday (I go twice a week now since discovering my oligrohydramnios/low AFI). I'm going to ask the nurse to test my urine again Thursday. Thursday is just a scan and stress test, my doc will be out of the office a his other location. I'm nervous that this will lead to something more than just pregnancy induced hypertension. It's my third pregnancy and I've never issues like this before



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 21:17 PM   2
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Sounds like it to me. How is baby's movement? If you notice less movement I'd suggest you go to the emergency room and if I were you and my bp was still in the 130/90 range on thursday I'd insist on being monitored at least for 24hrs. I lost my baby to pre-e so I always encourage other pre-e mums to be vigilant and proactive. All the best



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 21:34 PM   3
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He's been fairly quiet for a week or two now (today actually pretty active and I feel relieved). His movement has been all I can really think about since he was in distress last Thursday. During the day my bp sits around 140/90, but at night after the kids go to bed it'll sit around 120/80s



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 22:16 PM   4
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Hun 140/90 is a high bp especially since it's consistently high all day. I'd suggest you call when you know your doctor would be in the office and let them know how your bp is behaving. I'm not trying to freak you out, just don't want things to go wrong for you Sometimes I feel like the pre-eclampsia police lol



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 22:40 PM   5
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It does sound worrisome. Honestly I think they should be taking it more seriously, especially with all the symptoms you've been having. You don't want to mess with PE. So I have to agree with Elijahs Mummy (so sorry for your loss btw ).



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2013, 09:31 AM   6
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Thanks ladies. My appointment is first thing tomorrow and ill make sure to have the nurse make a note of it and see if I can be seen by the doc again before the end of the week (or go across the street to the hospital). My mom has hypertension that is medicine controlled and felt so lucky to never deal with it with my pregnancies. Looks like my luck has ran out



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2013, 15:14 PM   7
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Keep us updated! Just yesterday I was talking to my cousin who is pregnant and she described her symptoms to me and I told her to go to the doctor today and sure enough she's now warded for monitoring due to pre eclampsia. All the best to ya again



 
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Old Sep 19th, 2013, 15:06 PM   8
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I talked to the nurse today. She dipped my urine and it was clean. She said to keep checking at home with my cuff and continue with the bedrest. She took my resting bp and it was 120/81, but I told her how this morning I got up, used the bathroom and then checked it and it was 131/91. I go back to the docs on Monday and hopefully it's not too high or I see any huge spikes this weekend. I'll be writing down my checks to show them on Monday. But on a plus side, my amniotic fluid has doubled since last week! So we're out of the danger zone for now



 
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Old Sep 19th, 2013, 17:53 PM   9
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Excellent! I'm glad it's improved for you and thanks for the update



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2013, 19:28 PM   10
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So I got to see the doc today and showed him some of the readings I got at home over the weekend. He is having me do a 24hr urine collect. My urine was clean again today, but I'm wondering how common it is to have clean dips at appointments, but have protein in the 24hr sample?



 
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