Feb 22, 2012
Last night I had really bad heartburn and the mylanta/tums just was not working. So I spent the entire night dealing with it but that wasn't the only problem.
For the last several days I noticed my feet and ankles starting to swell up. But yesterday it was so bad that it was actually painful to walk. So I decided to call the obgyn again this morning mainly to ask again about taking something stronger to help the heartburn. Once again, she told me no. I was so furious I was ready to explode. I started to look for another obgyn but then my mom said I think you should call her back to tell her about your ankles and feet. I didn't want to be bothered anymore with her or the staff but I also spoke with some of my good friends on here and they also felt it was best to have her check it. So I called her back and got an appt for this afternoon.
Well because I am swelling up so early in the pregnancy she felt it was time for me to start modify bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. My blood pressure was fine today, but she doesn't want me driving or working anymore. I asked her if I could work from home and she said as long as I was sitting down with my feet up I could do that. So as soon as I got home I called my manager and she felt that It wouldn't be a problem, she would call me in the morning with a schedule. Thank God! I couldn't afford stop working right now. So I'm so thankful they will work with me. I have to do a 24 hour urine test and they did a baseline bloodwork to have it as I progress to compare for preclampsia.
In the meantime, I'm back to feeling unsure about changing obgyns now. I'm all confused lol. I feel too tired to start all over with another doctor but not thrilled with this office either. She was ok today better than my last visit. My next appt is 3/10 with my actual doctor. I also looked into new doctors today. I called the hospital closer to me for some referrals. So not sure what to do now.
I didn't bother asking her again about the heartburn. Honestly so many of you have told me your doctors have approved one medicine or another, my sister was able to take nexium during her pregnancy. I may just get the otc pepsid and try that. I think I'm nervous about everything right now, I am already using the nebulizer with albuterol which I know is a class C. I only use it once a day, lately sometimes once every couple of days.
Anyway, I'm still have trouble with my ultrasound pictures so I'll try to figure that one out. And of course as I am sitting here the heartburn is starting to kick in. Ugh. So that's the story. I'm trying to keep up with everyone as I get one here. I'm just so tired all the time. I want to right a book what no one told me about pregnancy lol. I'm the biggest complainer ever now lol. No one told me it would be like this!! Of course to be honest with you ladies, I don't handle pain or discomfort very well under normal circumstances plus I do believe my age and the stupid asthma is making me feel worse. I know I have to push through though. I'm trying.