hello ladies. i wanted to throw this out there because i'm a bit distraught about what happened to me last night and wanted some opinions as you all are pretty much becoming experts with medical care. i am also not sure if this has happened to anyone else or could be HG related?
my husband is out of town, so i am home alone.
last night, i was laying in bed and was thinking about heading to the bathroom when i suddenly got the craziest sensation that i was about to pass out (in bed!!) and desperately needed to drink or eat something.
i stood up really slowly and held on to the desk and walls on my way into the kitchen- i was feeling insanely woozy and kept reminding myself to get down on my knees if i was going to fall- there was no way i was able to make myself something to eat so i managed to get some water. as soon as i finished i knew i had to sit down, so i sat and things went black for a while.
i woke up and took a deep breath, sat on the floor for a while and then finally slowly stood up as i had to pee and wandered into the bathroom. after getting myself cleaned up and was thinking about how to stand up when i fell onto the carpet and drifted unconscious for a while. i woke up to see my cats staring at me, looking worried and i then passed out another time.
i was very delirious at this point and could hardly make out anything or stay conscious- but my body went into survival mode and i just knew i had to get that water and get to bed.
so i crawled a bit and then stood up, leaning on the wall and went to the kitchen to get the water i had made, i got the water and had to stand for a while, barely conscious- i walked a few steps and saw my cat looking at me extremely scared- next thing i knew i woke up with my head hurting and my knee bloody from the kitchen tile. i took a hard fall. i tried desperately to stay awake but my body took hostage of me again and i passed out again in the same spot.
i woke up this time to see my cat absolutely TERRIFIED and it really made me realize how scary the situation was and that i was unable to control myself from passing out over and over. i was completely alone and i didn't have my phone with me, so i pressed on and crawled on the floor to my bed and laid down, unable to breathe and going in and out for about 15 minutes before i could find my phone. once i got my phone i called my husband and he called a cab to take me to the hospital.
before getting in the cab i started getting severe pain in my kidney's, i told the driver to drive faster and was really glad i was on the way to the ER! my kidneys have been bothering me for a few weeks and i had made my OB check me for a UTI several times with no results but this pain was much more severe and unmanageable.
once i get to the hospital the ER labeled me a fall risk, yet didn't even walk with me, get me a wheelchair, or anything else i would think you would do with someone who fainted a bunch? they were more focused on the pain and they did urine samples, which showed up negative for anything- so the doctor came in and asked me "why are you here? what do you think we can do for you?"
i was kinda... confused... so i asked "anytime a pregnant woman faints she should come to the hospital right?" and he said "i guess". now it would be one thing if i fainted once, but i am telling you what happened was REALLY scary, i had no control over my body and PASSED OUT AT LEAST 6 TIMES IN 15 MINUTES. it was unlike any other time i've fainted.
they ran a EKG which was normal and then came in and told me to go home and take tylenol and that the pain was muscular and that fainting in pregnancy is normal and i should stand up slower?
problem is, it wasn't normal! i fainted laying down, more than once. i have been to the hospital a lot for HG related things and pancreatitis which is maybe why they took me less seriously?
i have never experienced anything like that and am confused because the doctors seemed annoyed that i had come in at all?
Last edited by CarliBear
on Apr 12, 2012 3:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
severe HG from week 4- delivery at 38 weeks. countless IV's, four PICC lines, one portacath, 3 blood infections, eighteen ER visits, seven hospital admissions, so many medications, 24-7 fluids and zofran pump. born perfect on 7.28.12.