vent ot / Cholestasis

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vent ot / Cholestasis

Hey girls just needed to vent so I thought I could do it here. Today my Cholestasis has returned Sad I thought it was coming back this weekend but was not sure but today I know 100% I have it again. This is what it is for those of you who don't know http://www.itchymoms.com/ I thought I might get it as I had it with Tyson and Damien but i was not ready to get it this early. I am so itchy already and I know it is just going to get worse. The thing that scares me the most is that I could lose the baby. I am sure everything will be fine as I have a great Dr. but it still will keep me up at night just making sure he is kicking. I called my Dr. today to see where we will go from here. One thing for sure is that the baby will now be born in August because Sept will be too late to induce. When you get cholestasis you have to be induced by 36/37 weeks. Can you just keep my little one in your prayers. Thanks, Tia

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You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Try to take it easy and rest when you can. Is there anything they can do for the itching??? I had never heard of this before.

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I'll keep you and baby in my prayers Tia!

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girl, you can't seem to catch a break! I'm glad that you have a good doctor. sucks that you have it so early this time. definitely will keep you in my prayers.

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I totally feel for you. I had that with the twins for the very first time. It was so scary when they confirmed that I had it (You can read the story in the emotions challenge). They weren't even checking me for it and I had to google it to figure out why I couldn't stop scratching and it getting worse. At first I thought it was from the meds they gave me to stop preterm labor, magnesium sulfate as I ballooned up into a whale. Are they continuing to check your blood levels and if so, how often? How many weeks are you now? You'll be in my prayers! :bigarmhug:

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:bigarmhug: Sad I was so hoping you'd be able to skip that this pregnancy!!!! I'll be praying that the symptoms won't be so bad this time. God bless you for being such an awesome mother and dealing with this on top of everything. I'm such a wimp that if it was me, I'd probably never get pregnant. Hugs!!

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"Beertje" wrote:

I totally feel for you. I had that with the twins for the very first time. It was so scary when they confirmed that I had it (You can read the story in the emotions challenge). They weren't even checking me for it and I had to google it to figure out why I couldn't stop scratching and it getting worse. At first I thought it was from the meds they gave me to stop preterm labor, magnesium sulfate as I ballooned up into a whale. Are they continuing to check your blood levels and if so, how often? How many weeks are you now? You'll be in my prayers! :bigarmhug:

How crazy that you just journaled about it! I just saw your page it is beautiful.
The scary thing is there are so many Dr.s who don't know about it. I almost lost my now 6yr old Tyson to this. He had to be taken to another hospital as soon as he came out so I asked for papers and signed myself out an hour after giving birth to be with him. Long story but I will have to tell you one time. With my last son it was much better cause they have now found meds to make the itching go from I need a straight jacket to bad itching. it also controls yours levels to a point. I am going in today to get my levels checked. I knew that the rate of it coming back was around 90% but my sister also gets it and she went a pregnancy skipping it so I thought I might get lucky too. I will talk to my dr. today and see what the plan is as i just turned 6 months but i am sure just like last time i will have to go in once a week for labs and ultrasounds.

Thanks everyone for your T&P'S

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"tialee" wrote:

How crazy that you just journaled about it! I just saw your page it is beautiful.
The scary thing is there are so many Dr.s who don't know about it. I almost lost my now 6yr old Tyson to this. He had to be taken to another hospital as soon as he came out so I asked for papers and signed myself out an hour after giving birth to be with him. Long story but I will have to tell you one time. With my last son it was much better cause they have now found meds to make the itching go from I need a straight jacket to bad itching. it also controls yours levels to a point. I am going in today to get my levels checked. I knew that the rate of it coming back was around 90% but my sister also gets it and she went a pregnancy skipping it so I thought I might get lucky too. I will talk to my dr. today and see what the plan is as i just turned 6 months but i am sure just like last time i will have to go in once a week for labs and ultrasounds.

Thanks everyone for your T&P'S

I know right? Freaky to find us both having it! I had no idea how the babies were affected until you mentioned it. The sites I was reading referred to the health issues of the mother. I'm glad I didn't know at the time or I would've been in complete panic (and maybe why the doctor didn't mention anything about them since they were five weeks early). This is what I had found to lead me to question my doctor, "When associated with itching, the skin component is called pruritus gravidarum. It is a rare condition occurring in 1-2/10,000 pregnancies in North America, Asia and Europe. In Chile it occurs in 2% of pregnancies, while in Sweden it has been reported in up to 14% of pregnant women. It is more common in the last 3 months of pregnancy and with twin pregnancies. It recurs in subsequent pregnancies in 60-70% of women. About half the time it is associated with yellow jaundice." Another site had then described where the itching was most commonly located. But I fit everything in the description except the jaundice and they were still dismissive initially. I'm glad they found something for the itching, that was absolutely horrible and for you to know it'll get worse through time how unbearable! I am so grateful that this only occurred with my last pregnancy, most likely because they were twins... same as having G.D. Makes me wonder if they're linked since G.D. is also associated with the liver.

I would love to read your story. Keep me posted on your progress!

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Tia, so sorry you have to deal with this...I'm about to go read the link, but I hate itching AT ALL so can't imagine the "straigh-jacket-needed" kind of itching!

I'm glad that you and Tracy can share stories and relate...sometimes it just helps so much to have somone else who has btdt and can sympathize with you!

Maybe it will be a milder case for you this time around. :goodluck:

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Tia, I'll definitely say a prayer for you and you LO. I hope that you are able to get some relief from the itching. I actually thought I was developing this during my first trimester because I went through a two week period where I itched so bad I wanted to pull my skin off. Strangely enough I was also extremely constipated and once that got under control, the itching stopped. Very weird.

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Sorry Tia. I will be praying. You'll keep us posted okay? Thinking of you!

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So sorry Tia! Good for you seeking good prenatal care. It can make all the difference! I hope this time doesn't get too bad for ya. Keeping you in my thoughts!

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So sorry Tia! I will also add you to my prayers girl.