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Old Jul 17th, 2008, 06:42 AM   21
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Erm your midwife sound stupid
If needs be i would make an appointment ASAP with your GP just to rule anything more serious out

Are you itching anywhere eles? if not that could be your deoderant but with the tiredness and swollen fingers it could be someting else

Better to be safe darling



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 01:00 AM   22
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I really wish my wife and I had learned of this before we had lost our daughter Hannah April 17th of 2007. We kept telling our MW all of her symptoms and she completely ignored them. If this MW would have just taken the time to listen to us we would have delivered a healthy baby girl instead we had a stillborn baby just days before she was supposed to have been born.

If you at any time ever feel very itchy or have any of the symptoms see your MW or OB and ask them to have you tested..It is a simple blood test..
Sorry do not want to start a panic...Just still very upset and at times angry at losing my daughter



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Old Jul 19th, 2008, 03:32 AM   23
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I really wish my wife and I had learned of this before we had lost our daughter Hannah April 17th of 2007. We kept telling our MW all of her symptoms and she completely ignored them. If this MW would have just taken the time to listen to us we would have delivered a healthy baby girl instead we had a stillborn baby just days before she was supposed to have been born.

If you at any time ever feel very itchy or have any of the symptoms see your MW or OB and ask them to have you tested..It is a simple blood test..
Sorry do not want to start a panic...Just still very upset and at times angry at losing my daughter
Oh i am so sorry about the loss of your daughter
It really annoys me that some healthcare proffesionals really don't seem clued up on O.C



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 21:13 PM   24
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many Health care Professionals have never heard of OC.. We are NOW seeing more information being published about it. However when my DW was pregnant with Hannah it was not until after she was stillborn did we statr to find out information about OC. By that time it was too late. We did an article for our local paper which was later published in other Canadian papers about OC. just hopng we could try to help other people so they would not go through the same thing as what we did.

We are hopefully having another girl due September 25th, However my wife would like to be induced a few weeks earlier as we just do not want to have to go through losing another baby. Our OB is great and knows about OC which is a plus. But I see that more information needs to out out there so more Health care professionals are aware of this.



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Old Jul 21st, 2008, 15:08 PM   25
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Oddly enough went to my Gyno today for my 32week appointment. Had a list of symptoms as long as my arm because he aske me to document anythin I felt was unusual to see if it could help us figure out the reason for some of the complications I've been experiencing.

Anyway..... He sent me to have some tests done one of which was for O.C appearantly. And I have to go back next week to find out the results of them all! I'd obviously be hoping I dont have it but at least if I do it can be monitored.

Sadens me to think that based on lack of attention (from medical professionals) some ppl who definately have it must suffer. Thank goodness the word seems to be getting out about it as something to look for.



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Old Jul 22nd, 2008, 03:02 AM   26
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good luck with your results x



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2008, 15:03 PM   27
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Im having tests for this tomorrow. Thought itching was normal at first but it drove me mad so i ended up going to the doctors about it.



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Im still waiting for my results. There's been a hold up in the lab at my hospital. Should know by Friday though



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Old Aug 22nd, 2008, 07:09 AM   30
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dx w/oc and feeling alone


hi everyone,
i was dx with obstetric cholestasis quite early in my pregnancy- at 22 weeks, although the itching began around 18 weeks. i am now 29 weeks and it has been so difficult. i am take 1000mg of urso a day along with 4g of cholestramine and 1g of vit k. while those meds have improved the severity of the itching, i am still very itchy. it gets so bad sometimes i have to rub myself on the rug- rug burning myself- and i feel like im on fire and having a panic attack at the same time. the dr. said its still too early for steriods. i am also a little depressed because i am totally exhausted all the time and i feel like no one really understands. people will say oh yea 'i used to have eczema' or 'once i had athlete's foot' and i know they mean well but it's not even close to the same thing (i've had both) and i feel kind of alone in it. All this on top of worrying if my baby will be ok A lot of people are like 'it will be fine' and I feel like they brush it off, but when you are dealing with it 24/7 for months it's kind of a big deal. i'm really don't like to complain (believe it or not) but i wish i had someone to talk to who really knows what i'm going through first hand. that's why i signed up here. not that i want to just talk about depression and illness constantly, i am also very!!! excited, it would just be nice to know other people are out there and going through the same thing that i can relate to. so if any of you are, or have, it would be nice to share with each other our daily tribulations. sounds kinda corny haha but i need a support group.



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