Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Pregnancy Woes

Welp, it may be a bit quiet over here for a bit. We'll see. I went in for my monthly visit to the OB yesterday, and my blood pressure was higher than normal and I had protein in my urine. Basically, they're worried that I'm having these problems this early (16 weeks), and I've been instructed to de-stress, cut out salt, drink more water, meditate. Calm the hell down, basically. Things have been a bit stressful 'round my house and work, and I suspect that would be the culprit along with a few other things. I'm monitoring my blood pressure at home (and work...plenty of medical assisting students around), and I go back early on Thursday for my doc to check up on me again.

In my defense, I was REALLY upset when I went to the doc's office yesterday because of a blow up with a certain family member (not Chuck) that happened half an hour before I had my appointment. Now let's just hope everything comes down and stays down, because as of this morning it was still high.

Obviously, I'm stressed that I'm stressed. Does that make sense? New mom syndrome dictates that we worry (slightly) about everything anyway, but this issue just bumped things up a notch. So, if you pray, send those. If you do good thoughts, send those, too. Virtual hugs are always appreciated.

I'll keep y'all posted.

25 comments:

  1. Sending all three, just in case. :-) Take care, Andi!

    Lezlie

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  2. Sending prayers, thoughts, and hugs =) Hang in there. I know exactly what you are going thru, my blood pressure went through the roof and I had proteins as well....just relax....(I think I had a little white coat syndrome lol)

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  3. De-stressing isn't easy, but try your best, and take care of yourself!

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  4. It's hard not to stress over news like that; I'm definitely sending good thoughts your way (((hugs to you)))

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  5. Sending all three as well as calming thoughts your way! Just relax and take deep breaths and all will be well!

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  6. Also sending calming vibes your way. I need to eat less salt because of my thyroid problem, but I love it, so it's hard.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about the woes, Andi. Sending you some good thoughts and vibes so your next doctor visit will go better!

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  8. I think this means that you have to pamper yourself endlessly until you're calmed down.

    Sending Zen master calmness your way

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  9. Sending you nice calming thoughts. I blame the last week, if you want to know the truth. It sucked for everyone. Next week will be better, calmer, I'm sure of it.

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  10. Sending loads of good wishes your way...take some time for yourself and relax with some good books! That should do the trick :)

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  11. Take care of yourself! That baby is your number one priority right now, so slow down and relax. :) Easier said than done, isn't it? Love ya!

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  12. Virtual hugs and good thoughts coming your way, Andi! Wish I could do more. Maybe I could eat some chocolate for ya? Drink a glass of red wine? Oh, wait. I was already doing that. :) Hang in there, Sweetie. And keep us posted or we'll start worrying!

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  13. I'd tell you to take a deep breath, but I don't want to stress you out. So I'll think calm thoughts for you. Good luck!

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  14. Definitely praying! I know what you're going through - I was on bed rest for a month with my first because of pregnancy-induced hypertension. Hang in there!

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  15. Hoping you'll find a way to relax very soon! :)

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  16. Aww good thoughts coming your way.

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  17. I hope everything calms down for you soon!

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  18. Remember to breeeeeeeathe. And just take time for yourself whenever you need. Grab whatever current book you're reading, hit a coffee shop, and eat scone. Feel better soon. :)

    Alayne
    thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com

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  19. I hope things calm down for you soon. I fully understand being stressed about being stressed. Try to take it easy.

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  20. OK, I don't want to be an alarmist and I am certainly not an OBGYN, but how does stress spill protein into the urine? I can see raising blood pressure, but urine? My Ex-daughter-in-law had similar symptoms before she gave birth to my number two granddaughter at 27 weeks gestation. She swelled and her face actually got a sort of red rash on the side of her jaw up to her ear and had head aches.
    Anyway, Hubby's boss came across an article about a doctor in Europe (I think it was Europe) trying to find ways to help identify and hopefully prevent premature births and they came up with something as simple as taking aspirin on a daily basis. Perhaps do some research (really educate yourself) and ask your doctor about this. Hubby's boss said the articles stated that many doctors do not recognize the symptoms that lead to premature births.
    I will see if I can find this study and will let you know what I find. I had blood pressure problems, swelling, and the urine thing but it usually occurred later in my pregnancies. Watch swelling. Again, I am not trying to scare you and add to the stress, but it is best to stay on top of the latest information. Take care and if you think something does not feel right, head straight to the doctor.

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  21. I'm sending out lots of good thoughts your way!! Stress is a killer, and seriously, THIS will stress you worse than anything. It's a viscous circle. Try to take it easy!! You hear???

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  22. Thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers, everyone. I appreciate it so much, and it seems to have worked!

    Fem, thanks for the info. I didn't mean to insinuate that the protein was a result of stress, but that stress causes my high blood pressure which is linked to protein in the urine as an early sign of pre-eclampsia and other related horribleness. I've been reading like a maniac, no doubt!

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  23. I am glad to hear that you are educating yourself.

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