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1448936 tn?1363209946

i am so scared right now. 4am in terrible pain

Ive been having bad cramping for a week. The er did bloodwork and ultrasound. Hcg level was 1166 but nothing showed on the transvaginal u/s. They sent me home with no explanation other than potential miscarriage which my obgyn disagreed with today without running any tests. So here i am wide awake at 4am. I have a blinding headache and really painful intermittent cramping that leaves me breathless and shaking during the episode. Im severely nauseated despite the 8mg zofran im taking. I know this isnt normal. Im really scared that  something horrible is happening. Ill called my 24 hour nurse line and was advised to take tylenol, drink water and apply a heating pad and if my symptoms dont start improving to go back to the er. I dont know what to do. If i should wait a few hours or go now. My bf is asleep and id hate to wake him if the advice i was given ends up helping. If anyone is awake and sees this id be grateful for input. Never been pregnant before and i dont know what to do
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6674791 tn?1396218750
Your situation is tricky and I haven't seen anything like it... Tylenol usually kicks in within about 30-45 minutes. .. I'd try taking a warm bath and see if that can ease some of your discomfort... if you are really pregnant uterine cramping is not uncommon throughout the entire duration of your pregnancy... sometimes transvaginal ultraounds wouldn't show anything if your only 5 weeks pregnant... my advice take a warm bath and see if it helps (it will also kill the time needed for the Tylenol to kick in)... if you are still in extreme pain then go back to the ER and insist on leaving with answers
1448936 tn?1363209946
Thank you...thats great advice. Its hard to think rationally when youre scared. I have crohns disease and asked the dr if my crohns could be playing a role in the severe pain. He said he didnt think so but ive read a lot of horror stories in my crohns support site that make me think otherwise. I want the pain to stop. Ive never experienced anything like this...this pain is a 10+. Id rather have kidney stones again than this and those were incredibly painful :(
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If your pain is so severe I would be demanding the ER do something! Thats not fair on you. And being so stressed and upset is not good for you or bubby.

I hope everything is okay :( but I agree the first poster - a bath and if the pains still excruciating go to your ER department.

wishing you all the best x
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I'm sorry but I question the validity of your situation. You said that you've never been pregnant before, but things you've posted in the past contradict that. I think you should look up factitous disorder and possibly join a support group for people with that disorder. I've looked through your posts on this site and you're all over the place and I don't believe any of us here in the pregnancy community can help you.
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Hi Erin,
Try to relax, it may sound difficult, but try to distract yourself and try to not think about your pregnancy.
I'm not sure how far along you are, but put on an old episode of HIMYM or Friends and if you dont feel better after one episode, wake up your bf and go to the ER.
Stress can worsen any symptoms.
Feel better beautiful, think positive and try not to worry :)
we will have PLENTY to worry about anyway when the little one is out;)
xx
Dandi also 1st pregnancy. Week8.

1448936 tn?1363209946
I was pregnant 3 years ago. I was not going to keep it. I miscarried before i had even seen a dr. I had no issues whatsoever..just started bleeding and felt relief because i wasnt looking forward to an abortion. I just didnt feel like getting into that last night. It didnt seem relevant. But yea, i did get pregnant about 3 years ago and i miscarried pretty soon after i found out. I think i knew i was pregnant for about a week tops.

But today i am still in pain. Ive barely slept and im waiting for my dr to call me back. I really think my crohns disease is causing a lot of problems for me. Im just hoping i can get seen today. Im not in excruciating pain like last night but im still really hurting all in my lower abdomen with pain radiating to my lower back
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Why would a previous miscarriage NOT be relevant in this situation? A doctor would ask you if you were ever pregnant before and if you've ever miscarried in the past because if you've had one already, you'd be at an increased risk for one in the future... You just recently posted in this community saying you were on a medication that is known for giving false positive pregnancy tests. Did you ever run that by a doctor?  Like I said, I think you're looking for help in the wrong community.
6202880 tn?1380336253
Snowdin, not to be rude but maybe if you don't have advice for her it would be better to not reply? Someone in a lot of pain like that needs encouragement and advice.
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Im 31+4 days and i have crohns and im having a horrible flare up havent ate n three weeks the pain is unbearable there trying to get me to 37 weeks im losin weight and all so ask them to check.the crohns honey!
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86countrygirl i totally agree with you!
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CountryGirl, Not to be RUDE, but sometimes people need to open their eyes to see when the wool is being pulled over them ;)
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I had very similar symptoms but my hcg was lower so they suspected miscarriage or tubal from the beginning. I was in the er 3 times in one week. I had a cyst rupture and basically my uterus and bladder were irritating each other. How far do they think you are?
Good news is im over half way through tjis pregnancy and havent had any symptoms since. My doctor couldn't explain why i hurt or why it so suddenly stopped but it did. Try a warm bath for some comfort, just not too hot of course.
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Also, i was about 5 weeks when this was all going on and only a vaginal US would pick up the baby. Best of luck and i hope you begin feeling better soon!
6202880 tn?1380336253
Snowdin, my point is: if this is for real, she needs help and encouragement; if it's fake it really makes no difference to me. I'm not gonna go around deciding if posts are real or fake. If something sounds way off the wall, I just don't comment. It's better to be quiet when I'm not sure rather than to make a statement that will make them feel worse if it's true. All the best to you!
1448936 tn?1363209946
If youve looked through my posts im normally in the anxiety and Gi forums. I did tell my dr about the promethazine but the levels are higher than what promethazine causes and im on zofran now instead and still positive. Im going back to the er today. No one has checked my crohns. I just keep getting told to go different places. I went to my obgyn at 1 and was told to go back to the er by the nurse practicioner i saw. I wish i was making this up. Ive been on medhelp for years and had only used this forum prior to miscarrying. I guess i didnt find it relevant because i was barely 6 weeks and had no pain like i do now. Im really just here because im scared and dont know whats happening. I figured this forum would shed light on the possibilities of whats happening.
1448936 tn?1363209946
Back from the er. My hormone levels surpassed 2500 and nothing is visible and my uterus isnt thickening? I have a follow up appt tomorrow for one more ultrasound with my doctor but i have no answers for my excruciating pain. My crohns does not seem to be the cause. I also got a rhogam shot because of my negative blood type which i got when i miscarried. So i dont know if they assume im going to miscarry or what. Im so frustrated.
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Good Luck At Your Appointment 2Mrw Hun!!!
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I hope the Dr figures this out. :( Good luck.
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I agree with country girl. You have a positive pregnancy blood test - you can totally be on this forum! If anyone shouldn't be it's the women asking if they are pregnant lol. I don't think we should be so judgemental. I like yourself, have a colorful medical chart also. I am 12 weeks 2 days pregnant. This forum is for pregnant women, you have every right to be on here and ask for support just like the rest of us. It is not our place to judge you or anyone regarding anxiety, etc. Best of luck to you. I would recommend to treat this as if it were a pregnancy in order to take the necessary precautions to keep that baby safe, if in fact this isn't an ectopic pregnancy. Work with the doctors and understand that something is going on that is different, and sometimes it can be frustrating and scary while you go through the process of finding out what is going on. Bottom line, right now and only speaking right now, you have a positive blood test. Focus on the facts at hand. I'll keep you in my prayers. God bless. :)
7591989 tn?1403679727
Well said BambinoMiracle! You're in my prayers mama. Hold your head high and don't listen to the judgemental know it alls. Try to be positive. You get back what you put out into the universe. Try not to read too much online. Webmd stuff can over exaggerate and sound scary. Just breathe and know you are doing what you need to do. Finding answers and taking care of your body. We're all rooting for you! The judgemental mommies don't count :P
6674791 tn?1396218750
I agree with countrygirl... snowdin you are being mean and rude... this is about being supportive... nothing that she has said was contradictory and even on her other question regarding whether the medicine could affect the pregnancy test snowdin was rude in how she replied... it really makes no difference if she was pregnant in the past especially since she miscarried very early on... and just because she had 1 miscarriage doesn't mean she is likely to miscarry again...

erin I hope you find the answers you are looking for and the pain subsides. .. best of luck to you
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Pregnant, Trying to get pregnant, Friend/Girlfriend/Wife who is pregnant - doesn't matter, anyone can be here.
Its a set topic group, and I think it is pretty great.
I've learned quite a bit from reading here and I don't care who is registered here, as long as it is true to the topic which relates around pregnancy/health/babies and things like that.
Yes, I would probably be annoyed if a group of people started posting posts about gardening (or anything else very off topic) with no relation to the topic.
But this post still relates to the topic, I can't find anything wrong with it.
6202880 tn?1380336253
I'm so sorry for what you're facing! Your hcg went up well, so that's a good sign. Don't let them talk you into a d&c if that comes up! Some drs are so quick to do that when it really hasn't been confirmed exactly what is going on. It's still early enough that not seeing anything on a sono doesn't mean there's nothing there. I hope you're able to find some relief for the pain! Best wishes!
1448936 tn?1363209946
They have me scheduled for a dating/viability u/s on tuesday. I woke up with cramping again this morning and the pregnancy symptoms i was having are dissipating. My boobs stopped hurting and are getting smaller...im not peeing every hour...not tired. Im just cramping really bad. Thanks for the support. Ive honestly never dealt with this and my anxiety isnt helping. My obgyn stepped my xanax dose down from .5mg to .25mg because i have to be weaned off slowly so the lower dose is causing me a lot of breakthrough anxiety even after taking it. I just hate having no control and not having any answers
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