View Full Version : Pregnancy Vs Hypochondriac? - rant
10-26-2008, 04:50 PM
Ok so I hear I go again! I feel like I'm starting to use this site as my personal blog. So let me start by saying thank you if you read this and can sympathize with me!
I am so tired of people looking at me like I am a hypochondriac. I had leg cramps for over a month in one leg that WOULD NOT go away ... ever. I tried all the remedies. Almonds, Bananas, Water, muscle rubs, excersice and stretching, hot baths, icy hot ... on and on - so I started to get alittle worried I mean, "what if I was dismissing a blood clot as a charlie horse?" This is just one of the things that I have experienced in the last 6 months ... playing the what if game. The baby's not moving ... what if? I fell down the stairs ... what if? The dog jumped on my stomach and now it hurts ... what if? I have liquid in my underwear ... vag. bacteriosis ? I pee every 5 minutes ... bladder infection? Extreme fast weight gain ... diabetes, thyroid issue? I have acid reflux and heartburn ... gerd?
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME BEING PREGNANT - I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT ITS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE!
All I have to say is ... If I wasn't pregnant and I had half of the symptoms I have now on a daily basis, I would be admitted into the hospital for some serious testing. So even though the fact that I'm pregnant and that covers it all, is of course all thats going on with me. Isn't it somewhat normal to think ... "whats that" "is everything ok" on a regular basis?
I'm not a hypochondriac ... I'm pregnant!
10-26-2008, 06:42 PM
All of that stuff is normal for pregnancy, and it is normal to think "what if?" Especially if you are a natural born worrier. My mom is one of these and everytime one of the kids sneeze she says, "Oh, I hope he's not getting sick." I, of course, reply, "Mom, it's just a sneeze, it's normal."
10-26-2008, 10:33 PM
All I have to say is ... If I wasn't pregnant and I had half of the symptoms I have now on a daily basis, I would be admitted into the hospital for some serious testing.
That made me laugh so hard! I was the same way. I have a feeling I'll probably be the same for the second pregnancy! Pregnancy is crazy weird and it just doesn't feel right sometimes!
10-27-2008, 11:01 AM
Better to be safe than sorry, especially while you're pregnant. Don't dismiss any symptom. We have to go to the doctor so frequently while we are pregnant, so use that time with your doctor to ask as many questions as possible. The doctors are always in a hurry, but make your doctor take time with you. You aren't asking for yourself; you're asking for your baby.
10-27-2008, 11:37 AM
LOL, I play the what if game too! I definitely like my "what to expect when expecting" book because a lot of times answers are in there or I read about something first so it is not such a suprise. But, SpinMom is right, if you are truly worried about a symptom just call the doc to make sure. Although, sometimes we just need to vent about it all! :-)
10-29-2008, 06:00 PM
so i'm in the hospital as i tell you this and every one thinks i'm the same way!! I have a cold and because it has aggerivated my asthma so much(to the point i can't breath) they admit me! Mind you my own mother is an R.N and even thinks they are just being overly cautious. Where does it stop medical advive or a commoners opinon?? Hope you don't get any more aillments:)
SINCERLY, sharing you'r feelings!!!
11-02-2008, 07:27 PM
I felt the same way with my pregnancy. It was my first and I had no clue what to expect so I was nervous and felt horrible most of the time. It's OK! Vent here. Anyone who gives you the look just cuss them out in your mind....then smile at 'em and walk away.
11-05-2008, 07:19 AM
I had a horrible pregnancy and so much discomfort. I had a lot of chest pain and turns out I have a heart murmur, but the docs and my hubby's family kept telling me it was no big deal, all this pain was normal. So when I had a horrible pain on my side I just dismissed it as the baby kicking my bladder. 3 days later I was in the hospital with kidney stones. Lucky for me my mom came in from out of state to visit and made me go to the hospital, otherwise I don't know how long I would have suffered. After that I would call the doc or go to the hospital for anything that bothered me, better safe than sorry. I can honestly say that the birth of my little girl was easier than carrying her. And I was in labor for almost 24 hours and refused an epidural for the first 14 of it. If I ever have another baby I will be even more cautious of my pain now that I know it could be something worse than everyone thinks. And what if's may save a life. As long as it is being cautious and not being paranoid. I am sorry to say that what if's seem to get worse after baby is out, there is so much more to worry about in the world than inside your body! Good Luck!!
11-05-2008, 10:12 AM
Oh the old 'what if' game. I played that one for 9 and a half months. :)
My advice, wright everything down and ask your gyno about everything that you've 'what iffed' at each appointment. Also, not to give you more unsolicted advice about how to feel better, but Celesial Seasons has a calming tea that really worked for me. It's yummy and it really did help me to relax on the nights that I couldn't stop thinking about the 'what ifs'. http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/detail.html/wellness-teas/tension-tamer-extra
11-05-2008, 10:12 AM
Gah! Double Post!!!
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