About Me: Female, 38, Vincent, AL, member since Jul 2010
I started having kidney stones at age 18 (passing about 4 to 6 stones a year & basket surgery). Then my 1st pregnancy was wonderful--but was able to pass stones without pain meds or surgeries (passed over 20 stones & OB changed my prenatal w/o calcium b/c I produce cal
[More]cium oxolate stones-had baby in 2000). Then 2nd pregnancy was awful-back hurt a lot and then severe. 4months pg with a 1cm kidney stone blocking my left kidney. I had external stints put in and removed and internal stints in and out. I was on percocet daily, bedrest yet taking care of out 3yr old, & on highest dose of Zoloft 200mg daily. Also having anxiety attacks daily, became anemic, spent days & nights in hot bath tub eating ice, and going crazy. Oh, and by the way since I was in 2nd trimester I was given a spinal shot and in O.R. awake-3 times (next would be a hole in my back with bag--yet thank GOD this didn"t happen). The last time me and the baby's heart rate got up so high we both almost died. I was induced 3 weeks early due to drop in baby's heart rate & my blood pressure 150/110. Then 3 weeks postpartum had lipotripsy-went home and next day running 105 degree fever. My sister came to my help and took me to E.R. and the stint was so full of calcium and infection and infection spread to my blood stream. Newborn at home and I spend next 5 days with strong IV Antibiotics to kill infection.
I asked OB to find me a Phychologist or help during and after pregnancy. This didn't happen. I cried and cried about what I had been through and all everyone could say was "but it is over now and you and baby are healthy". Yes that is true but about 1 1/2yrs later I had a nervous breakdown. Was admitted in hospital for Severe Depression and then diagnosed with Bi-Polar, due to trama that was never "delt with". Been about 4 years since then and see my psychiatrist and take tons of meds and I still can't let it go. I need some help.
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