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May 17th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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Since my big u/s last week, I have been totally freaked out. I don't know if its b/c its another boy or what. But I've been having some very very mild AF cramp-type sensations since then. Just a couple times a day, nothing constant. I have been totally freaked about it. I called my doc and they said it was probably nothing, just drink lost of water, if anything gets painful or regular then to come in. They don't seem too concerned. I'm taking the p17 shots to combat PTL. I'm drinking so much water that I feel submerged. And to top it all off, I have been having crazy dreams/nightmares about Sebastians birth, making it almost impossible to get any good sleep...

I jsut want to know, am I overreacting? Has anyone else experienced these sensations as well?

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May 17th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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I really don't have anything wise to share just wanted to say that I'm sorry you are going through this. You can't overreact to something that you are feeling so don't worry about that - you're entitled to your feelings. Your concern is understandable though from what you've been through. Maybe see if your dr can do an u/s just to let you know everything is fine? Could it be a side effect from the shot at all? Just an idea! Hopefully things get better but I'll be thinking about you.

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May 17th, 2006, 01:01 PM
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Maybe it's braxton hicks? My doc told me it could be that or ligiment pain (I get very mild cramps too). I'm sorry you are having a hard time. I'd come hug you if I could! Sorry I don't have much advise, but sometimes just telling others your fears helps.
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May 17th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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From my experience AF type tightening/cramping was normal for me. It started up for a while maybe some weeks then tapered off, I only recently have started having pains.

I think it is all ok, but I know you won't be able to relax till the next time you see the baby, so just relax as best you can, do drink the water, it helped me at least and stay positive. Baby is really growing and uterus stretching and growing around your time.
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May 17th, 2006, 05:15 PM
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I just had my Dr. appoinment last Thursday and I had mentioned this to her. I have been having some, didn't know they were braxton hicks but they were. I was freaking out just as you because I remember having them last year with my pregnancy. She said to stay hydrated, don't over do it though, I don't think you need to feel like your drowning.

My Dr. also said it could be caused by stress. She said to drink plenty of water and get lots of rest. This seems to be more the case with me the more I am stresssed the stronger they are. I know it is hard to relax but you are going to have to try and do so.

I made some calls today to some therapist's offices, I am waiting for them to call me back. I don't think I am going to make it much longer with my sanity if I don't do so. 2 weeks ago I had some a** use a gun in a robbery at my store, I thought I was fine but it is starting to sink in, plus I still haven't resolved losing my baby last year. I really think its time for me to go. I also suggest if you can to find some one to talk to, this place is good but sometimes I can't be here. And I notice the less I am here the less responses I get, plus wait for responses drives me nuts.

I hope you can relax!!
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May 17th, 2006, 05:54 PM
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I have always had cramping since the beginning, so I guess I am used to it and it doesn't really concern me anymore. I dont think you are overreacting and I think that if you feel that something is truly wrong, you should go and get checked out. It will be expensive and is probably nothing, but that's the way I've been this whole pregnancy.

My dreams have gotten completly horrible. My subconcious has been killing everyone off, including my dogs. I used to love to dream and now I hate to think that I might dream. I hope everything is ok with you and your little one.
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May 17th, 2006, 07:13 PM
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i dont think youre overreacting at all.if your like me your doc probably knows who you are just by hearing your voice..lol.but you do need to take it easy.try finding something relaxing or just something to occupy your mind,stress only makes me cramp more.im sure its nothing but please keep drinkin water ok thats way dehydration doesnt set in and make them worse.if it doesnt get better go to the doc and demand reassurance.i hope you feel better robyn.
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May 18th, 2006, 04:24 AM
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I don't think you are over reacting, you have ever reason to worry from what all you have been through. I am sure its nothing, but if you are still worried/concerned i would go in to be sure and to put your mind at ease. I was having cramping/pressure really bad last week, so bad that I couldn't walk. I went to the Dr. and I had a bladder infection which I guess can be really painful when pregnant. I was so scared, but it has cleared up and i am feeling much better. Just try to rest and if you are still worried call them back and insist they see you, that is their job so don't feel bad.


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May 18th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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I get cramping some, usually when I need to have a bowel movement

As for the dreams, right there with you. I don't want to get into the details of them as they are pretty intense and freaky. But it is our mind healing so I see them as good things even if they do mess with our sleep. Dreams are often a way to heal because our subconscience minds deal with the things our conscience minds don't want to or can't handle.
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