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If you had pre eclampsia...how did you feel

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geologyrocks Mon 20-Nov-17 14:15:03

Hi all,

Not trying to diagnose myself or anything but i havent felt too great over the weekenr. I did a urinalysis in work...shows protien+1, keytones+3 and bilirubin (??) - ive a dullish headache..nothing too mad..i wouldnr be taking paracetamol or anything and no noticeable swelling...i work 12 hour shifts so on my feet all day.

Im drinking alot bit dont seem to be getting the same output and orange urine
Ive a doctor appaointment tomorrow but im (??)

Can anyone advise?

geologyrocks Mon 20-Nov-17 14:16:08

Forgot to say..my bp is 143/80...nothing major

Pibplob Mon 20-Nov-17 14:17:28

I had severe eclampsia and felt fine. No headache but protein in urine and v high blood pressure. Felt fine tho

Bluntness100 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:19:48

I had both preeclampsia and eclampsia, I felt totally fine with the pre, I was in a very bad way with actual eclampsia and in intensive care.

BunloafAndCrumpets Mon 20-Nov-17 14:20:45

Call your midwife?

I had it and felt fine.

redannie118 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:22:58

Severe preeclampsia needing several weeks hospital stay. Felt absolutely fine. Think thats why its so dangerous as it not obvious to you anythings wrong

mutantninja Mon 20-Nov-17 14:27:35

I felt fine too, got picked up on a routine check as BP was slightly up. I had quite a lot of swelling, feet, hands and face. If you’re at all worried get checked out.

Tugtupite Mon 20-Nov-17 14:31:25

I had it but it came on very suddenly. Felt awful in general, feet swelled up massively, heart palpitations and then like I was going to explode.

Went into hospital by car in middle of the night, wasn't allowed to get out and EMCS next day (doctor wanted to do it straight away but I wanted to try induced vaginal birth which did not happen).

I was really ill afterwards too - 9 days in hospital.

ThomasRichard Mon 20-Nov-17 14:32:29

I had pre-eclampsia and felt fine.

CoodleMoodle Mon 20-Nov-17 14:37:45

I felt horrendous. Awful headache behind my eye, could barely walk (swollen feet) and horrible pain in my shoulder/upper back. Mine started at 40 weeks precisely, gave birth at 40+6. Thought it was just late pregnancy symptoms.

Bluntness100 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:39:19

If you don’t feel great get an emergancy appt. no point delaying.

JoJoSM2 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:41:56

Aren't ketones in urine to do with diabetes?

Here's a quote from the Preeclampsia Foundation website:
A reading of trace protein is relatively common and is usually not a cause for concern. However, if the reading is 1+ or greater, it may signify the onset of preeclampsia, even if your blood pressure is below 140/90.

Girlwiththearabstrap Mon 20-Nov-17 16:11:54

Fine at first, but very swollen. And then I got a sort of heartburn like pain at the top of my bump, and then a bad headache. When the headache and flashing lights hit it was like nothing I'd ever felt before.

If you think it might be pre eclampsia get checked. It can be severe and you still feel fine.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Mon 20-Nov-17 17:56:18

I got my bloods taken for it last week, my midwife said that my bloods came back ok, just my iron levels are low and she's given me some iron tablets. She said she was happy with the results but I keep getting slight lightheaded spells on one side near my eye. My midwife told me to keep an eye on blurred vision and headaches which I've not had.

Boringnamechange1 Mon 20-Nov-17 18:40:33

Severe pre eclampsia and HELLP here. I felt absolutely fine. Protein in urine the day before was the only thing that made them test as my blood pressure was normal. Blood results came back positive for PE and I was told I was being induced there and then. I was in shock and couldn't get my head round it as I felt totally normal and the hospital staff were puzzled by the fact my BP wasn't raised. By the time I was on labour ward 15 minutes later my whole body just instantly swelled and my blood pressure was through the roof. The midwives were unsure if the sudden onset of my symptoms was a result of the shock (I was in tears and scared) or if this would have happened instantly if I'd been at home anyway. I was told afterwards I was incredibly lucky if it had gone undetected any longer myself and my baby may not have made it. I very rarely post on here but I always tell my experience on threads like this because I would never in a million years suspected I had PE. My community MW also said it was unlikely I had it but they would test to be on the safe side. If you have even the slightest worry you may have it then please get checked. If it hadn't been for my check up appointment (which funnily enough was just an extra app my MW fitted me in for due to my anxiety) i dread to think what could have happened.

Pibplob Mon 20-Nov-17 19:04:17

I had hellp as well boringnamechange. So scary.

georgedawes Mon 20-Nov-17 19:06:44

You need to see a midwife or Dr op. I felt fine but it all went downhill quite soon afterwards. Not wishing to scare you but any of those on their own need checking out, l together definitely do.

Foggymist Mon 20-Nov-17 19:18:54

I felt costly fine but very swollen and breathless, didn't realise I'd fluid in my lungs, thought it was just baby squishing lung space. High bp, protein in urine, no headaches, no visual disturbances etc.

99yellowballoons Mon 20-Nov-17 19:23:05

I was fine. Mw asked after taking my bp if I had any headaches, I said no. Dh reminded me I had loads, I'd put it down to my sinuses. So like frontal headaches, that's all.

99yellowballoons Mon 20-Nov-17 19:25:26

Sidenote though, baby was small and not growing right (IUGR). That kind of gave it away.

willothewisp17 Mon 20-Nov-17 19:26:35

comes on very suddenly, a lot of people don't even feel any different.

I felt awful, huge swollen feet, lightheaded, tired, pain above and below my ribs, violently sick all of a sudden, awful heartburn!

get checked x

Vanillaradio Mon 20-Nov-17 20:30:22

When first diagnosed I was feeling fine. Did have swollen ankles but nothing else. Bp was raised at an appointment and protein in urine so I was kept in for monitoring for 2 nights and started on meds (am also diabetic so they were extra cautious). On the second night my blood pressure shot up and they had to triple the meds to get it back to normal. I felt terrible, headachey, sick and shakey and blurred vision. They started induction the next day but it didn't work and ds was born by emcs at 37+4.
I would get checked out, you have early signs and it could progress suddenly from here.

geologyrocks Tue 21-Nov-17 08:22:37

Thanks for sharing your experiences all. I have a doctors appointment today so will get to the bottom of it

Tugtupite Tue 21-Nov-17 08:26:45

Good luck OP do report back if you're up to it flowers

geologyrocks Tue 21-Nov-17 18:52:00

At thedoctors today...he didnt seem concerned at all. My blood ressure was down to 120 systolic too which is great!

Thanks for all sharing your experiences x

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