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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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Avatar universal
01/13
Just a quick note to say hi!
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623156 tn?1322865851
11/11
Just a quick note to say hi! Miss u. I'm goin thru a nasty divorce, Jeremy was diagnosed with autism....Ugh! Need I say more. I hope your doing better. Thanks for thinking of me! xo
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09/10
Hope everything is going well!
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
Ok!
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
Perfect! I will buy vit K. You can never be too careful when it comes to your baby :-)
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
hahahah yeah I left you a note by mistake LOL.

Don't you worry hon. I will stop the medication although is helping me a lot so far. I will run to the pharmacy at lunch time to get that over the counter product you mention. Calling my doc now is easy..but getting her to TALK to me is not. She is a busy lady. Everyone here wants to be her patient and she is just so overwhelmed lol. But...it's a good thing I have you there for advice. Is that product that's over the counter helpful with the itching? I swear I feel so much better..and not itchy at all! This is the first day, in many, that I can honestly say I feel normal! but, I will try that product you mentioned and will let you know. Now on to sending the note over to Nickie lol sorry I posted it on your page. Placenta brain? lol
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
I would be highly stressed in your situation. Having one doctor all the time is so important! I’ve only been seen by two doctors: My OB and Dr. Livingston, whom I’ve seen three times whenever my doc has had emergencies or has been on vacation. So for the most part I’ve only been seen by my OB. That s ucks about the military doctors. I wish I could help you with that, sweetie. Have you told them that you usually don’t make it to 38 weeks loud and clear? They may operate one way but they also have to understand that each patient is different and requires different care. God..these people…
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
I agre with you. I looked it up online. Did you take vitamin K? How much? Did your doctor prescribe it or you just went to the pharmacy and got the bottle? Amazingly, after drinking three packets of Cholestyramine, I don't feel itchy. I wasn't expecting that since I read it doesn't work very well. But I'm not itchy today. Not now at least. I'll let you know about it as the day progresses.  I'll probably stop taking it on my own. I do not plan on taking it for more than four days, since I'm already close to giving birth any ways and my misery is about to come to an end. I do want to take vitamin K because I know ICP alone causes problems with it, or TO it :-) and God knows how severe my ICP is and how long I've had it. So...please please Jess...how much/often can I take vitamin k? Brand?
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
Hey jess,
How much water soluble vitamin K should I use? My test results are not ready so I'm still wondering. My doc prescribed Cholestyramine.  I've read that treatment for ICP includes vitamin K. How much did you take? Can I just go to the pharmacy with no prescription and buy a bottle of vitamin K?
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
The itching isn’t normal. It feels like jelly fish, or bee stinging me all the time, or like a thousand needles are going into my skin. It isn’t your normal ‘Oh my skin is stretching’ itching. Ugh..I’m pretty sure I have ICP. I don’t have a history of liver problems and neither does my family, and we are not Chilean or Swedish, or British. Why is this happening to me? :-(
I’m so scared for my baby. I will tell my doctor to give me vitamin K since I read that ICP increases hemorrhaging after delivery….eek!
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
Ugh...but it still ***** to  have to wait, right? I want to know NOW! lol
Well I am itchy right now so I've been putting ice where it itches. Will take some Benadryl in a little bit to be able to sleep since I have to go to work tomorrow. I know Benadryl will not do anything but at least it helps me sleep since the itching will not let me. I have noticed that every time I eat something I get itchy. If it's been two hours and I haven't eaten anything the itching goes away. Do you know why this happens?
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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
Well, let us hope it comes back normal. Right? My next appt is tomorrow. Hopefully she will be able to discuss the results with me. I’m less itchy so that is good. At least I am more comfortable. I’m off the steroids now. I wish I knew exactly what it is that’s happening. Why do they take so long to give you the results back when a baby’s life is at risk? I don’t get that.

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541150 tn?1306033843
08/10
Hey girl. Doing better but I still don’t have the test results. Usually, when they don’t call you it is because everything came back normal so I’m hoping that’s my case. Bebe is doing fine, moving a lot. He is over 7 lbs now, which I’m real happy for. I hope he doesn’t gain too much weight by next Thursday!!
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94902 tn?1330479667
08/10
Thanks girl!  I will have to post more soon!!!  I usually get on here at work, so I don't have pics on my work computer, but I will take the time soon to put some updated ones!
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623156 tn?1322865851
07/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Aww thanx Jess so much! How are u how is ur lo doing? How r u?

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623156 tn?1322865851
06/10
OMG Jess how r u? I miss u too! U r not losing touch w me again! I will leave u my email and number! How are you doing? Hugs,
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280369 tn?1316702041
08/09
Hey girl! Haven't seen ya around in awhile. You are probably busy with your newest addition! =) How are things going??
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623156 tn?1322865851
07/09
Thanks.....I'm so nervous I'm a pro but still hospitals and needles get me everytime....Yikes! Thanks for your support!

Hugs,
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623156 tn?1322865851
07/09
Thanks I hope it's over soon too! He is one big dude...Ugh. As of a week ago he was 7 12 so I'm packing a line backer. It's time for me to meet him. I was spotting yesterday and loosing more of my plug so hopefully if I do some jumping jacks today he will come flying out...LOL. Honestly tho with all the complications I had earlier in my pg I'm truly grateful to be this far but now it's enough. I'm due monday so it would be nice to be done.....Your kids are so cute! Omg what lil dolls. Have you adjusted to 2 kids instead of !? For me that was the biggest change by baby 3 I was like oh this is easy. It was hard going from 1-2 but in a month or 2 I had a rountine and it was a piece of cake. I love my zoo...LOL Thanks for the note I will ttyl...
Hugs,
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623156 tn?1322865851
07/09
Thanks so much. You are cute but honestly I"m huge like really really really huge! Yes I'm ready to pop! No I tried a few times and could not open the link. I will check out your profile on here and see if you posted up some new pics. How are you feeling how is your lil one? Did you have a c-sec or a vag? My dr wants me to have a vag since the 2 c's I have had I had complications post partum. Ya umm if my baby is as huge as I think he is, not going to happen. My body can only handle so much. So tues I have a u/s to see his weight and from there we will figure out a plan! It was awesome to hear from you! Congrats again hun I'm so happy for you!
Hugs,
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280369 tn?1316702041
07/09
Hey!! How are you doing momma? How's that precious baby girl? You need to post some pics! I bet she is just absolutely beautiful! =) I have been having some minor complications. Apparently my cervix is very soft right now (which my midwife didn't want to see until 32-37 weeks) and I am only 27w 2d. My midwife is really concerned and I am not suppose to do much anymore, other than lay down and drink lots of water. I have been having a lot of contractions at night, some are consistent. Never a dull moment. I just want baby to stay put for another 8-9 weeks and we will be okay.
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94902 tn?1330479667
06/09
Haven't seen you on here lately - - just checking on you.  You doing ok?  
Wanted to let you know too that I did get the dr. to repeat my bile serum test, so I should know the results Friday.  I am getting SOOO ready for this baby to make his appearance!  I am SO miserable!  Such is the ninth month though - i guess.
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94902 tn?1330479667
06/09
I forgot to tell you my levels Cholic was 1.9, Deoxycholic was 1.5, Cenodeoxycholic was 1.5, and total was 4.9
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94902 tn?1330479667
06/09
Ok - so you got me thinking.  And I'm going to go back to the dr. tomorrow for a repeat of the lab work (its been 8 days since the last sample) to see what happens.  I'm just really stressed about the whole thing.  I'm so far into my pregnancy I just don't know what to do bc time isn't really on my side being I'm 37 weeks now.  If my bile test came back normal does that mean that up until that day of the test that the baby hasn't been negatively effected.
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94902 tn?1330479667
06/09
I'm going to really monitor my itching over the next few days though to make sure I'm not missing anything.  I only really have it on my legs and at night, so we'll see...What's going on with you?  I see you are waiting to find out about something..what's up?
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94902 tn?1330479667
06/09
I got my results from the labwork on friday - liver function test and the bile salts/serum tests.  They were both normal - I can't remember the level on the bile salts (I'm at work and they are at home), but it was within the normal range.  My dr says if my itching increases we will do the tests again - but i don't really know how that will work out - I'm already in my 37th week and if we were going to delive we would need to be getting ready to do that now.  Its stressful to think that the tests may be giving me false relief, I've been praying about it and I've just gotta have faith.
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623156 tn?1322865851
06/09
I'm glad your daughter hung in there and waited to meet you closer to her due date. That is odd that your labor came on and then ended. That is great! Are you and your man going to be moving in together etc? I hope everything works out for you, you deserve it. Wow already talking about another one you must love pg! Good for you 3 or 4 is a great number. It's alot of fun. Keeps you young and busy! Take care it was great to hear from you. Before you know it we will be posting up pics! I will ttyl....

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94902 tn?1330479667
06/09
I will definitely let you know once I get the results!  Is the meds continueing to work for your itching?  I sure hope so!! When are they thinking of delivering your little one?
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94902 tn?1330479667
06/09
Yes!  Don't know what it was really - my hemoglobin was a little low so I'm starting iron supplements, but who knows!  I really haven't been too stressed this pregnancy, and then it seems like all the poo has hit the fan right here at the end!  I was hoping to get the results yesterday, but my dr. called and said they hadn't come back from the lab yet.  He says its not a test he does regularly so he's not really positive about the return time.
I did get checked at the hospital though - just to be sure bc I was having some pretty regular BH right before and after I passed out, but my cervix was closed up tight, so even though I feel like he will fall out any minute (yeah right! if only it were that simple) he apparently isn't going to LOL!  Thank you for checking on me
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623156 tn?1322865851
06/09
Thanks. Ya I have had this pain since march and it was confirmed by a vag u/s that my cervix is changing so it seems when this pain is at the height my cervix changes and now that I'm far along my cervix is dilating. It should be interesting to see how much more I'm dilated. As for my pelvis it feels broken and that I have a hot bowling ball shoved up my area! It hurts like a b. Ouch. Yes I'm too ready for this to be over. I don't think I can do this again. I want to enjoy this to the very end since this is my last baby but it's hard because I'm so uncomfortable. How are things with your man going? What happened with the pre-term labor? I will ttyl..

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623156 tn?1322865851
06/09
LOL! I wish. I'm the most uncomfortable I have ever been in any of my pgs. My dr said the more babies you have the more pain you have. He also told me last wk when I saw him at this point the pain only gets worse and he said especially at night. Well I have it all day too. No matter what I do I feel like my pelvic bone is broken n I have a hot bowling ball stuck up in my region! It really hurts. I"m a centimeter dilated so I hope labor is near. His lungs were seen fully functioning at 28 wks on a 3 d u/s so I think he would be fine if I delivered now! Ugh! My back is killing me I'm 192 now I went from 127. I"m like ya let's get this over not to mention all the complications. How have you been?
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94902 tn?1330479667
05/09
Ugh!  I really really hope that i don't have it!!!  I am so freaked out about it now - especially since it can cause stillbirth and bc my dr is still up in the air about whether I am 34 and half weeks along or 35 and half weeks.  Didn't bother me before, but it will be important if I have to deliver early bc of OC.  I'm just really worried
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