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Old 09-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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I am 16 weeks with my third, and this entire pregnancy I have been feeling awful. My symptoms are extreme nausea (very little vomiting though), severe headaches, dizziness, extreme thirst (like i cant drink enough, ever), extreme fatigue, and most recently shortness of breath and hand tremors. I was in the ER all day last Friday where they ruled out a brain tumor, and said my blood sugar was on the low end of normal (well duh you just starved me for 8hrs), and my thyroid was borderline normal/high.

My OB seems to think all of this is normal pregnancy related stuff. I disagree. I don't think everyday things like cooking dinner, taking a shower, or walking around the store should make me out of breath.

The last blood work she sent me for was betas, t3 and t4 thyroid tests, marker screens, and some kind of glucose test (not the normal one where you drink the syrup). So here are my questions. What the heck is going on with me? And also what could she be checking betas for at this point? I'm 16 weeks I thought that was to confirm that it was a sustainable pregnancy in the first tri?

I have been feeling bad for 2months now, and it is wearing down on me. Mentally, emotionally I am just at the end of my rope. Help please!!

ETA: I am making sure to eat every 2 hours, and it usually makes me more nauseated. It doesn't change the hand tremors or the dizziness at all. It's so frustrating.

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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With my first I had that a lot, ESP if I didn't eat enough. But with your thirst I may think gestational diabetes?
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I wish that's what it was (not eating enough, that is) I make sure to eat every 2 hours per my doc, but it doesn't help much. Actually it makes the nausea worse, like my food won't go down, if that makes sense.
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I had the following with my last pregnancy:

heart palpitations
shaking
lightheaded/dizzy
vertigo episodes (so it seemed)
really fast heartrate
feeling like i was going to pass out, often
nausea, constantly until around 28 weeks
out of breath with simply rolling over (forget walking!)

all went away the second he was born. no GD, but i did have a really large baby.
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How's your blood pressure been? I get those symptoms (except for extreme thirst) when my blood pressure drops suddenly and my blood pressure is normally on the low side the whole time I've been pregnant. Usually my blood pressure drops are because baby is sitting in an inconvenient position.

Otherwise, I'd say diabetes as well, factoring the extreme thirst in,
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How's your blood pressure been? I get those symptoms (except for extreme thirst) when my blood pressure drops suddenly and my blood pressure is normally on the low side the whole time I've been pregnant. Usually my blood pressure drops are because baby is sitting in an inconvenient position.

Otherwise, I'd say diabetes as well, factoring the extreme thirst in,
Blood pressure has been normal except for once at the ER, and then it wasn't even really low, just a little low for me.
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Blood pressure has been normal except for once at the ER, and then it wasn't even really low, just a little low for me.
Low blood pressure is usually caused by not enough fluilds. I would try to drink at least a couple more glasses of water a day. That wont fix the otherstuff but at least the LP
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I had the following with my last pregnancy:

heart palpitations
shaking
lightheaded/dizzy
vertigo episodes (so it seemed)
really fast heartrate
feeling like i was going to pass out, often
nausea, constantly until around 28 weeks
out of breath with simply rolling over (forget walking!)

all went away the second he was born. no GD, but i did have a really large baby.
How did you get anything done?! lol that's my biggest problem right now, my life has basically been on hold since I have been feeling so bad. Dinner, laundry, cleaning is all done "when I can."
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Perhaps anemia.
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I felt the same way at the begining of this pregnancy I went for all kinds of test on my heart and stuff but everything was normal but I couldn't even walk across the room without being having a hard time breathing and feeling like I was going to pass out. I am almost 33 weeks now and it has gotten a lot better. I am so behind on getting things done though. I have felt like crap this whole pregnancy.
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