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Is there anything thats safe enough during pregnancy that you can use with liver problems?
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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005 View Post
Is there anything thats safe enough during pregnancy that you can use with liver problems?
What liver problems exactly? I have somewhat elevated enzymes left over from my bout of HELLP syndrome, and I happily took atenolol. It's cleared by the kidneys, not the liver. If you're being medicated with a beta blocker in pregnancy though, you should probably consider a perinatology consult, because the choice of antihypertensives in pregnancy is very complicated.
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I think I had an undiagnosed problem my last pregnancy because after birth I ended up severely elevated liver enzymes and they siad I had some liver damage. I remember telling my doctor I have horrible pain in my upper right part of my stomach and he said it was my muscles stretching. I think thats why they said I couldn't take the BP meds because of the liver damage. My dad dosen't want me to take BP meds at all and treat this naturally, but I think theres a point where natural stuff has to step aside for immediate results, YKWIM?

I'm starting to get that pain again, and my midwife said its not pregnancy related, so maybe its nothing. Theres only one perinatologist in my area and they actually fly in from Salt Lake city one day a week. I'll try to get in to see him next week though, thanks for the suggestion. I was afraid to see the OB here, is a jerk who yelled at me for not getting the flu shot, so if I can by pass him, it would be great!
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Thread Starter 
I had HELLP with my first pregnancy and during my second pregnancy I took Aldomet and acebutelol, both of which are safe during pregnancy. I took them several times a day, so they are not as convenient as newer meds that can be taken once a day, but they worked.
Gossamer
post #585 of 601
interesting...........

during this pg i started to develop the following sx at about 10 wks, i am currently 36 wks:

blurry/fuzzy vision (double vision @ about 24 wks)
random rapid heartbeat
a feeling like i *will* pass out
extreme shortness of breath, like something is sitting on my chest
dizziness
higher than normal bp - i am always 90/60, this pg i am 115/80
right shoulder pain (just startd this am, actually it felt like i dislocated it)
laying on my right side makes me feel like passing out

if i sit down for a few minutes all sx go away, except the vision thing.

this pg has been COMPLETELY different than when i was pg with dd (pg #3 after 2 m/c). my pg has been a breeze in every other way physically (except hb and severe rib pain), although i have been under extreme stress. the baby is very active and growing well. does this sound like pre-e to anyone? should i be concerned?

i am not overweight, but i do have pcos. i am still nursing 23 mo dd.
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Florence is here

Our little girl was born by VBAC this morning, ten days past her due date with no recurrence of the HELLP syndrome I had in my last pregnancy that resulted in a c section at 28 weeks. We are so thrilled! This is a link to her birth story in my DDC hope it works haven't posted a link here before.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...2#post10358562
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Congrats!!
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Thread Starter 
Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled for you.
Gossamer
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Wow this is a wonderful thread. I have had preeclampsia in 3 or my 4 pregnancies. My last little boy was born at 34 weeks after 3 weeks of hospital bedrest. I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with my 5th child and already have had elevated bp and I am being seen every week. This is the earliest my bp has ever went up so I am terrified of getting PE again and having to deliver way too early.
post #590 of 601
Subbing after reading YEARS of this thread.
post #591 of 601
Well I ended up stuck in the hospital on bedrest at 27 weeks for a month and then delivered my last little boy Randall on May 7th. He was 31 weeks and 3lbs 11oz. he spent 25 days in the NICU and had RDS, chest tubes for punemothoraxes and the a bout of NEC and 10 days of bowel rest and antibiotics. Thank goodness he is homw with me now and nursing like a champ. It was awful. I wish that there was some way to cure this awful disease preeclampsia. I ended up getting my tubes tied becasuse of the threat of pre-e happening again, I would not have otherwise.
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Well I ended up stuck in the hospital on bedrest at 27 weeks for a month and then delivered my last little boy Randall on May 7th. He was 31 weeks and 3lbs 11oz. he spent 25 days in the NICU and had RDS, chest tubes for punemothoraxes and the a bout of NEC and 10 days of bowel rest and antibiotics. Thank goodness he is homw with me now and nursing like a champ. It was awful. I wish that there was some way to cure this awful disease preeclampsia. I ended up getting my tubes tied becasuse of the threat of pre-e happening again, I would not have otherwise.
Welcome home to your and your baby! I'm glad you made it so far in your pregnancy, despite the odds. So sorry about the pre-e.... it's just about the most awful experience ever. I hope you have recovered and that your new babe is doing well!
post #593 of 601
Wow, Gossamer, thanks for starting this thread, I hardly knew about Pre-e while I was pg. I plan on having my babies at home, but it is good to know what to watch for. I didn't understand before why high BP was so dangerous. I missed that it was related to Pre-e.

Did this get stickied, or is it kind of a question and answer thread? I only read the first page.
post #594 of 601
Thank you so much Gossamer for starting this thread, it will prove to be invaluable. And I don't think this did get stickied, but it sure should. I can't imagine why it's not

With DS I got pre-e and the doc never told me. I swelled up soooo bad and was still working- as a waitress!!!! I was left to my own devices and searching ability on the net to figure it out on my own and was furious I was not on bed rest. And now that I look back at it it makes me even angrier my old doc didn't seem to take it very seriousl or bothered to tell me anything about it. Near the end- about the second day of pre-labor- the lab even lost a gallon jug of my urine!! Saying, ooops, sorry.

I went into labor on my own at 38 weeks and when the labor stalled a bit I almost got an emergency c/s. Thankfully that put me into overdrive and I had DS vaginally at 7 lbs even. I was allowed an epidural and of course had evil pitocin. He was a bit jaundice but not bad and my placenta was completely gray- no pink at all, he HAD to come out.

This time around I am now 12 weeks and everything looks good. I will be seeing my new doc in a couple of weeks and plan on talking about pre-e more with him. He seems very concerned and is keeping a very close eye on me so I feel that I am in good hands.

A few posts up there was a Q about things to take for liver function. I was wondering about dandelion root tea. Would it be wise to drink a little every day and combining it with other liver supporting foods/drinks like beets, etc.? I also drink just a bit of kombucha every day- I was drinking quite a bit of it before I got PG and have cut back once I found out.
post #595 of 601
OK, so this right rib pain you talk about being linked to the liver, is in the front or back? I have been getting a pian for some time now that seems to go through me, on the right side, but is more waist level originating from the back of the ribs. Is this related? I don't see my doc for another week and a half but will tell him about it.
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OK, so this right rib pain you talk about being linked to the liver, is in the front or back? I have been getting a pian for some time now that seems to go through me, on the right side, but is more waist level originating from the back of the ribs. Is this related? I don't see my doc for another week and a half but will tell him about it.

To me that sounds more like a kidney issue which I would definitely bring up with your Dr. The liver pain is high up in front above your floating ribs. Good luck this time around and yeah, it sounds like you had a crappy Dr. first time around. Thank God your son survived.
post #597 of 601
the trouble with abdomnal pain is that it can be from just about any where- right side could be liver, kidneys , gallbladder or intestinal - liver and gall bladder pain can be so referred your back and shoulder may be what hurts--
talk to your provider
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Welcome home to your and your baby! I'm glad you made it so far in your pregnancy, despite the odds. So sorry about the pre-e.... it's just about the most awful experience ever. I hope you have recovered and that your new babe is doing well!

He is doing great now he is exclusively breastfed and up to almost 13lbs at 5 months.
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He is doing great now he is exclusively breastfed and up to almost 13lbs at 5 months.
Excellent!!! And I hope you are doing well, too!
post #600 of 601
I am doing okay. I am still on bp meds and have had to try a couple different kinds due to side effects and getting one that works. It looks like I will probably be a chronic hypertensive now.
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