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   Posted 2/24/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I am 9 weeks along and seeing my regular OB and a specialist who are doing sonograms at practically every visit. Baby is developing fine and growth is where it should be. I am feeling ok...although I already had to adjust my anti-seizure med once(Keppra)by half a pill increased in the morning because I started getting eye twitching again and felt like I was going to seize all the time for a few days. It has helped however I have also had very bad fatigue with this pregnancy and Im wondering if its from the Keppra or if I may be iron deficient because Ive had some shortness of breath today and I sleep 12 hrs a night and am still tired. I also have had a lot of tension headaches with this pregnancy. I take a prenatal everyday and have since before I became pregnant as well as extra 1mg of folic acid everyday but I wonder if im missing something. The fatigue is so bad I feel half asleep pretty much constantly and its very hard to try and do schoolwork feeling this way. I just want to lay around and even my appetite is diminished at times because I would rather sleep. I still force myself to eat and eat healthy however. I will post some sono pics as soon as I can and I would like to start tracking my belly growth once I reach the end of the 3rd month(in about 3 weeks! :D). Im hoping some of the fatigue will subside though ugh. Hope you all are well and *hugs* from me and baby :) -Lupie Britt*
P.S. They are going to try and guess the gender at my next appt march 15th and I was also told I have a small tear in my placenta monday at my appt and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this? They said it can happen as the placenta is growing and moving etc and usually heals itself so not to worry. It still makes me feel weird knowing that though. I had a tiny episode of spotting one day last week but no pain or anything that seemed out of the ordinary. Please anyone who has a story Id love to hear it :)
*Lupie Britt*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & SLE Dx: 2009-Expecting Baby # 2! :)-Current Meds:Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day, Keppra-500mg 2x/day, Prenatal Vitamin- 1 pill/day, Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day

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   Posted 2/24/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
no story here on placental tears. I am suprised they are going to try and tell the sex so soon. I thought you had to be further along. I am glad all is going well. You could just be experiencing first trimester fatigue. It can get pretty bad.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
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   Posted 2/26/2010 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont have a personal story, but I do have knowledge. Also, congratulations! In 90% of the cases, this will correct itself. BUT is is VERY VERY important that you listen and follow the instructions by your doctor (s) given. This is a high risk pregnancy, well at this moment. If you want to find out more about this, google is a great tool to research things.
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 3/4/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure about your type of placental tear....buuuuuut if i were you i would make them keep a check on it constantly. A girl i work with had one in one her previous pregnancies and even with this next pregnancy shes still considered high risk (she wasnt supposed to get pregnant again and it was an accident). I think her case was extreme and not the typical tear tho.. because most of them correct themselves. i'm not trying to worry you...i just would rather you know than not know. I hope everything goes well for you both :).

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   Posted 3/6/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!!! how wonderful for you!!! I hope the exhaustion eases soon, sometimes it takes up until around 16-18 weeks pregnant before you feel "normal".  Sending you lots of love and luck, take really good care of yourself and your lovely baby.  I had my babies before diagnosis of RA, and still no diagnosis of lupus at the moment.  I really sympathise with your concerns, just think positive, and think of your precious little one.  Lots of love x:-)
dx- RA Sjogrens, Raynaud's carpal tunnel and overlap syndrome lupus/MCTD

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