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Possible pre eclampsia??

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mammytoonebabyboy Sun 16-Apr-17 22:36:53

I'm 38 weeks tomorrow and yesterday I woke up with a sore throat..I assumed I was coming down with a cold or something which is plausible because I have to sleep with the window open otherwise I have terrible hot flushes. For some reason whenever I get a sore throat, I always feel a bit off anyway so yesterday in the day when I was feeling a bit sluggish I just put it down to the bad throat. I went for a walk in the evening, came back and felt like I'd caught the plague or something. Terrible headache, felt so sluggish and like I was going to be sick even though I knew I wasn't going to actually throw up (hard to explain, I guess it was nausea), was either freezing cold and shaking or boiling hot. Whenever I put the blanket over me, I was overheating and when I kicked the blanket off, I was shaking again. I felt really weak and as if someone could blow and I'd fall over. Went to bed and I was waking up every hour or so, really rubbish night sleep but when I finally got to sleep and then woke up this morning, I still had a headache and still felt sluggish which has carried on all day, haven't really wanted to eat anything and even left most of the dominoes I bought tonight.

I've had headaches a lot throughout the pregnancy but never like this, it's always just been a headache with nothing else. I have constantly needed a wee but I assumed again this was because baby was nearly fully engaged and my doctor told me labour was imminent so I thought that was why, but now I'm thinking it might be a uti however it doesn't feel like uti's I've had before so I'm thinking more pre eclampsia.
I did have a bit of what I thought was chest pain/hard to catch my breath but nothing that didn't go away and now I'm thinking about rib pain being a symptom. I've had no swelling or anything, as far as I can tell anyway.
I'm going to phone the ante natal clinic tomorrow but does anyone have any advice or experience?? Is this pre eclampsia or am I just being paranoid? Thanks x

Mummysh0rtlegs Sun 16-Apr-17 22:39:16

If you are worried phone labour ward or MAU (whichever is open and you've been told to call) and explain all this to them, no-one can give you good advice over the internet. I wouldn't wait till tomorrow to speak to someone.

MissJC Sun 16-Apr-17 22:54:25

You need to phone Maternity Triage and speak to them. They are open 24 hours a day, the number should be on your pregnancy notes. Please don't leave it, it's probably nothing but at this stage of the game you need to play it totally safe.

MissJC Sun 16-Apr-17 22:55:14

Do not wait until tomorrow.

Pick up the phone and phone them now op. Please.

mammytoonebabyboy Sun 16-Apr-17 23:33:04

I just phoned the assessment ward and labour ward, and they said it's nothing to be worried about and it's probably just a sickness bug. Phoned the other hospitals birth centre and she said she's gunna phone them because it's signs of pre eclampsia..

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