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Old 01-02-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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It sounds like diabetes to me, too. So you're just waiting for the doctor to call back at this point, right? If he doesn't call today, I'd call and nag them again. Sometimes you just get a nurse who isn't very helpful or doesn't follow through. I love my doctor and his nurse, but a couple other gals in the office annoy me. Lol.

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I ended up calling the clinic that normally seen right here in my town. I go in on Friday morning. At least they are familiar with all the issues I had in the summer. my mom is type 2 diabetes. Now that you ladies mentioned diabetes I'm kinda freaked...
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If it was your thyroid more then likely it will test fine during a pregancy - almost all autoimmune problems (like thyroid) will act normal during a pregancy... So, right now even if you had a thyroid problem before pregnancy it will more then likely test normal beacuase it is working normal.

I would get a differant doctor who could explain to you why it would be pointless to test for a thyroid problem during pregnancy since yours did not help!

What about problems with Pre E? Sometimes weight gain can be because of that... How is your salt intake? If it is to high you could be retaining water.
That is not true! I have a thryroid problem and mine happens to be autoimmune. It doesn't just fix itself while I'm pregnant.
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That is not true! I have a thryroid problem and mine happens to be autoimmune. It doesn't just fix itself while I'm pregnant.
Really - my sisters does It is the only time she is okay. My understanding and readings were it was like RA - which goes away when pregnant. Everyone must be differant!
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Really - my sisters does It is the only time she is okay. My understanding and readings were it was like RA - which goes away when pregnant. Everyone must be differant!
There's a good chance of auto immune getting better during pregnancy but it stays the same for some and gets worse for others. I have RA and mine has flared up pretty badly during this pregnancy
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There's a good chance of auto immune getting better during pregnancy but it stays the same for some and gets worse for others.
Yup, it really differs from person to person. My friend, for example, is type 1 diabetic, but while pregnant has awesome blood sugars and needs very little insulin. I, OTOH, have ITP and being pregnant causes my platelets to go much lower than when I'm not pregnant.
Not pregnant, I average 90-100. By the end of my last full-term pregnancy I was down to low 50s.


OP - yes, vision loss/problems is common with diabetes. I would be getting an appt much sooner than 4 weeks away and bringing up all these symptoms, along with telling the Dr that there's a family history of diabetes.
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You're certainly not getting any iodine with pink salt.... if you're having thyroid problems you need to make sure you're getting iodine in your diet. Good luck, I hope its not anything to big.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:58 AM   #20
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You definitely need to be screened for diabetes and now. It can cause some serious problems if left untreated. If your doctor will not do it now and wants to wait until 24-28 weeks I would suggest finding a new doctor and reporting the one you see now. Because that is patient neglect for both you and the baby. You have a legitimate concern and they are basically ignoring it. I speak from experience with diabetes, it is no something to mess with. My midwife would not be seeing me for this pregnancy if I was not so well under control before getting pregnant. Actually so well under control that most of my blood work has been coming back in the non diabetic ranges for normal blood draws! This is something serious though because it could cause some problems with the baby or the pregnancy. Rapid weight gain is one of the top signs of it out of what you listed as well as the fatigue. There are other symptoms of diabetes that you could be experiencing but passing off as part of pregnancy, such as increased urination, increased thirst and hunger, but those can be masked by the pregnancy because they have the same symptoms. If you have access to a glucometer I would suggest checking your sugar before you eat and then again about 2 hours after and see what it is. Recommended after a meal is under 140 (at the two hour mark). If you have any questions please feel free to pm me. I have been personally dealing with diabetes and I also have a child dealing with it, so it is something that it part of our everyday lives. Good luck with getting your doctor to listen to you.
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