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November 10th, 2008, 07:07 PM
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I went back to the doctor today, they wanted to see me after the weekend. Unfortunately my BP is not behaving itself....the first time they checked it was like 150/90 and it didn't go down very much when I was laying down during the NST.

I saw a different doctor than I usually do, and he told me my 24 hour urine test came back "within the normal limits for pregnancy" apparently you are allowed to have a little bit more when you are pregnant....whatever.
Also I cannot go back to work (I asked) and I have to go weekly for NSTs and they're going to check my pee every time with the little dip thingies. He said I would periodically be doing 24 hours, and then I have an u/s in a week and another one in 4 weeks.

But he also mentioned my labs (from the bloodwork I got done last week) and he started talking about all these tests for LUPUS that I had done....I was like are you sure that was my chart? So he checked and yep, sure enough it was me. I don't know what my other doctor was up to because he never told me he was getting me checked for Lupus, and I have no idea why he would do that. I was talking to one of my friends about it because I was like, wouldn't I know by NOW if I had something like that? And she said she had a friend who found out while she was pregnant that she had it, and she had a lot of complications during her pregnancy because of it.

So I really wish they would actually talk to me and tell me what is going on instead of just running all these tests without my knowledge.
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November 11th, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Ya, my mother has lupus and found out when she was pregnant with my twin brothers 12 yrs ago. Thats crazy that the dr. wouldnt mention anything though!
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November 11th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Uh, yeah. Why wouldn't he have told you he was going to screen for something like that? I think it's disrespectful that he wouldn't so much as give you a heads up - this is your health, your body, and your baby after all.

So did the Lupus screen come back ok? What did he say about that??
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November 11th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Ugh. How freakin annoying! I am sending you lower BP vibes
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November 11th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Thanks ladies


Kate- it hasn't come back yet, they said it takes about a week so I'm assuming it will be back later this week since I had it done on Thursday. I probably won't even know until Monday when I go back for my next NST, because they never call me with results or anything
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November 11th, 2008, 02:24 PM
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It's crazy that your other doc did not tell you about this earlier. I would be a bit ticked off too!!
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