Some of you may have seen my thread about a potential UTI. I was worried back then that I had high or low blood pressure (but mine is perfectly fine), gestational diabetes, or something, but I figured it was just a UTI. I didn't want to worry myself. Well, I was drinking cranberry juice and felt better for a few days, so I figured that was that. Now I've gone back to feeling the same.
I feel tired and wiped out. I get nausea spells. I feel dizzy and faint sometimes. I pee a LOT, so much more than I did with my son. I'm very thirsty and craving sweets. Sometimes my vision is a little weird, not blurry, but I'll just have this weird feeling about my sight, it'll just feel off, like I have to focus more to see right. I haven't gained any weight in a few weeks. I'm 28 weeks now and have only gained 15-20lbs, but with DS I gained 50. All this started recently, mabe two or three weeks ago. At least my pee isn't cloudy anymore, and I don't get that funny pressure feeling either, so I think maybe I could have had a touch of UTI that cleared up.
I was thinking nutrient deficiency, dehydration, something like that...but even after eating, drinking, taking the prenatals for a few days... I still feel bad. I'm ok to get through the day, but so tired. I really think it might be gestational diabetes. I'm not real scared of it. I know it could make things a lil harder on me, but I'm not going to freak out. I just want to feel better so I can go back to enjoying my pregnancy!
I was thinking of maybe calling the midwife I'd interviewed, for possible back up, to have her check me out, but I don't want to involve anyone if I don't have to. I'm probably going to go to the store and get one of those monitors for people with diabetes, to prick my finger and just see what my blood sugar is like for the next few days.
As for treatment, I know I need to cut down on sweets if I do have GD. I was wondering what other kinds of foods I should cut down on and what other actions I should take. Does this sound like GD to you? Would you be concerned? What would you do in this situation? I really think I can handle this okay with some dietary changes, if it is indeed GD. (I mean, heck, it could just be normal third trimester stuff, amplified a bit maybe to make up for the fact that I didn't throw up throughout thewhole pregnancy this time like I did last time.
Anyone got anything for me?