Glucose tolerance test tomorrow

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  1. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Hi all, Ive got my glucose tolerance test tomorrow at 9:15am and im a little nervous. I dont like needles at all. Then my midwife announced to me that ive got to have another blood test tomorrow as well to check iron levels. Im not looking forward to this. Last time i had a needle i saw it and passed out. Im a wimp i know :hissy:
     
  2. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    :hugs: The worst bit is the 2 hrs inbetween take a good magazine or book :hugs:
     
  3. Zoey1

    Zoey1 Baby Juliette Born 6/10

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    Ask the person drawing the blood to use a "butterfly needle." It's much thinner and you can barely feel it.
     
  4. BumbleBump

    BumbleBump Mummy to 3 girlies!

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    Good luck hun! I have mine on wednesday :( I don't mind getting blood taken, but my veins are rubbish and people find it really hard to get anything out of me.

    Drink tons of water (will help with the hunger pangs too) and as Zoey said, ask for a baby needle if you can!
     
  5. NatalieW

    NatalieW Well-Known Member

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    Only sip water and take food for after!

    When do you get the results?
     
  6. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    I think they said about two weeks after but im not sure. Im going to ask them tomorrow
     
  7. 2nd time mum

    2nd time mum Well-Known Member

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    I used to be a bit like this with needles but now I try not to look at it now and think of what I am buying for tea or whatever. With my first pregnancy I fainted every time they took blood but once I did take chocolate to have after it and it did work. Good luck xx
     
  8. NatalieW

    NatalieW Well-Known Member

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    I would ask for the results sooner... I got mine the same day only because of the very high reading
     
  9. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Thanks, ill try that
     
  10. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    I was told 48 hrs for results 2 wks sounds a long time good luck xxx
     
  11. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Thank you, Hopefully i will find out sooner because it does seem like a long time.
     
  12. elmaxie

    elmaxie Mummy to Nathan & Hannah.

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    Hey!

    I just wanted to wish you luck with your glucose test tomorrow!

    I have had 3 now and the 2nd of those showed I had gestation diabetes...I got the results bak the week after when I next attended the clinic. Not really sure why I had the 3rd one done already bring on medication for it but hey ho.

    Maybe ask to laydown when they take your bloods and also use a smaller needle. I had to do that for my 2nd test as I was feeling so ill and alomost passed out.

    Hope everything goes well.

    Emma.xx
     
  13. Tiaenya

    Tiaenya Well-Known Member

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    i had my test thursday and my results were back for me to ring up and find out friday, but i think this depends on where you live etc...
     
  14. ajarvis

    ajarvis Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't they be taking the bloodwork for your iron levels when they take the blood for the glucose test? Thats what they did when I got mine done.
     
  15. Sherileigh

    Sherileigh Well-Known Member

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    The test isn't bad...i don't actually get results back...just the next DR's visit, if there's a problem, he'll let me know!
    Don't worry at all..it's really not that bad!
     
  16. Sherileigh

    Sherileigh Well-Known Member

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    The test isn't bad...i don't actually get results back...just the next DR's visit, if there's a problem, he'll let me know!
    Don't worry at all..it's really not that bad!
    Oh and not to scare you...just to prepare you, there are 2 needles...you know that right?
     
  17. ajarvis

    ajarvis Well-Known Member

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    I only had one needle. Why would you need two??
     
  18. happygirl

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    Well mine was horrible! lmao!! :rofl:
    because they can never take my blood,they tried twice in my one arm and three times in the other and then they finally got it out of my the back of my hand! ouch! :hissy:
    The drink itself is not too bad,just tastes like really bad,watered down cheap squash....yuck!
    the two hours waiting around were not too bad either as my hospital had a t.v and me and o/h watched jeremy kyle!! lol :rofl:

    The results take two weeks to come back and mine came back all clear which was good! :happydance:
    But just to let you know that they also take blood when you go back to get the results as this is in your 28th week so they check for antibodies..which i didnt realise! :blush:
    but im sure you will be fine, :hugs::hugs:

    :hug:

    let us all know how it goes!
     
  19. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    :rofl: Youre the same as me then. Its like getting blood out of a stone. They try 3 times before im willing to part with it :rofl:
     
  20. happygirl

    happygirl Well-Known Member

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    yup! its so horrible isnt it!!?!!

    i didnt mind before i was pregnant because giving blood very rarely happened....but now i feel like they are after it all the blinking time!! lol

    how did it go for you?
     

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