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Someone please hold my hand -obstetric cholestatis

(27 Posts)
ruledbyheart Thu 11-Apr-13 12:25:58

I'm 21 weeks pregnant and for the last 5 days I've been itching like mad, worse at night so I can't sleep, my legs, feet and bum are reduced to a bloody mess and I still want to find a cheese grater to try and stop the itching, rang doctors this morning but have a 2 week wait for an appointment however I spoke to a friend of mine who mentioned Obstetric Cholestatis (sp?) So I rang the midwife who rushed me in straight away for bloods.

I have to wait now until the results are back hopefully tomorrow, but I suffer anxiety so the wait is horrible, I'm hoping it's just hormones but worried if it isn't.

Has anyone else had this who could reassure me or if not just hold my hand?

Sorry they've given you a hard time, that's ridiculous, mild itching in pregnancy might be normal but not what you're describing and if it IS your liver it's actually quite uncommon (less than 1% of pregnant women get it) Perhaps they'll change their tune if your bloods come back abnormal? At least you got your prescription, hope you feel better soon.

ChocolateCremeEggBag Fri 12-Apr-13 18:41:14

Hi all - have not experienced OC but I have awful Excema flare ups and I find that Vagisil really helps. It's got 2%lidocaine so takes the edge off itchiness by numbing it, sometimes it is the only thing that gets me to sleep.
Checked with my GP who didn't think it could cause any harm ( you can slap it on your nethers and it's on the shelves in the supermarket)
Anyway - something to try if you are ripping off your skin

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