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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:15 PM
Lucyloo - what difficult news to receive. I just want to say, please see if your GP can refer you to a specialist, maybe your state's biggest maternity hospital would have someone appropriate. A dermatologist will not have the most comprehensive knowledge on how the virus reactivation will effect your pregnancy, you need to find someone who will.
Best of luck, I'll be thinking of you, and big hugs from me.
Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:34 PM
Hi Everyone, thank you so much for all your lovely supportive messages. I am currently waiting for a second opinion and also will ask whether a definitive test can be done or not.
My GP was awesome today. She said an obstetrician would say things would probably be fine etc. I definitely get that, but from the one study of Pityriasis rosea in pregnancy the increased risk is too much for us. We al are likely to have another child with autism and did everything we could to be as healthy as possible before conception. My GP knows it's taken me many years to get the courage to try again. So, in all likelihood, yes everything would be ok. On a personal level it will stress me out too much on top of the nine months of stress I would have already felt!
I would like to know for sure that it is Pityriasis rosea and not Guttate psoriasis (both caused by a virus and commonly confused with each other) Guttate psoriasis has no damaging effects to the baby.
One research paper -Loh etc all, 2016 has a table which shows the week the woman got PR and the outcome and nearly all were stillborn.
So it's a very difficult decision, but for our family, we now know of increased risk, and that may be too much for us. Thank you all for your support xx
Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:13 PM
LucyLoo I'm so sorry to hear I hope that everything works out for you, no matter what you choose xx
Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:48 PM
Thanks so much sahmie.
I just got back from my appointment and the dermatologist was wonderful. She did a skin biopsy and sent it off to be analyzed. On Monday we will definitively know what the rash is and wherever we need to terminate or not. She was great. Bring on Monday :-)
Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:33 PM
Oh Lucy fingers crossed! Very hopeful for you.
AFM just picked up my test results from last week when I would've been just over 4 weeks. HCG increased from 34 at 3.5 weeks to 1240 so pleased with that. Otherwise all good and have a referral letter to an obstetrician.
I guess it's a waiting game now!
Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:56 PM
Keeping my fingers crossed for you too Lucyloo.
AFM - I am still in nervous zone, I just want to fast forward and know everything is ok ... 2 weeks tomorrow until my OB appointment and scan ... LONGEST WAIT!!
Every pain I stress. Every twinge I worry.
I just want everything to be ok!!
Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:01 PM
It is definitely difficult not to be anxious when you don't know for sure everything is ok in there!
Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:26 PM
Thought I would pop my head and join in here.
Pregnant with #5 (yes, we know what causes it haha), due dec 7th. Had confirmation bloods done today, and a dating ultrasound booked for May 1st.
I had GD with my last, so have been putting getting confirmed off, as I know I'll be straight back on the diet, and wanted to get Easter over and done with.
Can someone PM with the details of the site that shall not be mentioned in the DIG groups
Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:03 AM
Oh what an ordeal for you Lucyloo. I hope there's a positive outcome for you ❤️
AFM, I'm feeling a bit nervous. My original HCG was only 31, it did increase to 221 on Tuesday but still on the low side so I did another blood test today. I also had a bit of spotting yesterday too and I have barely any symptoms. I spoke with a midwife at my OB's office who said the lack of symptoms could just be the low levels of hormones and that spotting is not unusual but it also doesn't mean that nothing is wrong. So i guess it's a waiting game!
Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:40 PM
Isn't it difficult purpled - there is nothing you can do and no way of knowing which way things will go. Hopefully in your case your hcg keeps going up and you have an uneventful pregnancy
Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:07 PM
Oh lucyloo, fingers and toes crossed that it's good news for you.
AFM, had my docs appt + blood test to confirm so far so good. HCG was around 1500... waiting for dating scan now in a couple of weeks. The waiting game is hard to play!
Hope everyone is doing well xx
Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:17 PM
Oh Purpled, I know how you must be feeling, fingers crossed your next test has a rise - as long as you are rising then thats a good sign.
I haven't and won't have blood tests, won't change anything - but I did take another first response test today just to make sure the line is darker and the pregnant line came up 30secs before you could even see the control and it is so dark - I take that as a good sign.
Two weeks and then I will know if I have progressed past both the last two times. I am hoping!!
We are finding it hard to be excited at the moment ...
But we want this baby so bad and we really do want everything to be ok.
I think I have decided on a pram already ... but too early to buy!
Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:59 PM
Hi Everyone, just a quick update from me.
The dermatologist called me this morning to tell me the biopsy result was Guttate psoriasis (the good one!) Not Pityriasis rosea. Such a relief and I'm so glad we got a second opinion and a biopsy :-)
Hopefully all the stress hasn't damaged the little one too much. Now to try and breathe and go with the flow :-)
Viability scan on Friday - I will be 7 weeks and it would be amazing to see a little heart beating.
Enjoy your weekend xxx
Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:02 PM
Woohoo Lucyloo that is wonderful news indeed! Best of luck for your scan. I had mine late last week at 7w2d and it was such a relief to see that heartbeat.
Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:57 PM
Oh Lucy that's amazing news! So happy and relieved for you
Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:06 PM
Thanks so much 22Fruitmincepies and Oh Penny!
Wonderful news about your scan 22Fruitmincepies. I bet it was a relief :-)
Hopefully the rollercoaster has ended and it's the scenic railway from here ;-)
Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:25 PM
That's amazing news lucyloo! I'm so happy for you & your family! Good luck for your scan on Friday!
Good to hear your scan went well fruitmincepies!
Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:57 PM
Hi Ladies! I'm Sally, 31yo.Not quite a newbie here, but hoping I can stick around this time
So this will be my 3rd pregnancy but my first baby. I had an early m/c in September 2016, and another in February this year (chemical pregnancy). To my surprise I've fallen pregnant with my rainbow baby this month (no af after the cp!) Hubby and I have been ttc since ur wedding in March 2016, and hopefully this is 3rd time lucky
I'm wondering if anyone else has really high HCG levels? It's worrying me a bit - maybe because everything worries me at this point - but I can't find much info from people who's levels were as high as mine (who weren't having twins at least - which is freaking me out!)
My beta's are as follows;
14dpo (4w0d)- 900
20dpo (4w6d) - 12,360
I'm certain of my dates as i chart my bbt. That's double what the highest average HCG is before 5 weeks with a doubling time of around 35 hours! Hoping this just means one strong, sticky baby
Looking forward to getting to know you all on your journey x
Edited by SallyKate, 23 April 2017 - 07:58 PM.
Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:13 PM
Great news Lucy Fingers crossed for a trouble free remainder of your pregnancy!
Yay for your scan FruitMInePies.
AFM - I am stressing - getting pain in my right side and don't remember ever having that pain in my other pregnancies...
I just need to fast forward to my scan and know what is going on.
Trying to finish a uni assignment tonight - see how good I am going at not getting distracted haha
Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:40 PM
First post from me! I'm currently 5 weeks 5 days with my second pregnancy - first ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks in January. Feeling cautiously optimistic this time round. Have good symptoms, nausea, extremely tender breasts, mood swings (oh boy!), rampant hunger, sensitive smell and plenty of 'twinges'. HCG was at 170 5 days ago, but demanded another blood test just to make sure it went up. Should get results back on Thursday so fingers crossed!
How is everyone getting on here?
Lucy so glad everything worked out for you x
Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:25 PM
I have been having pain on both sides Mummyof2beauties - I hope yours is just general pregnancy pain (that's what I put mine down to). I don't blame you being distracted. What are you studying? Thank you for your good wishes for the rest of this pregnancy :-)
Welcome SallyKate. I hope this pregnancy works out for you. It sounds like you've been through a lot already. I'm afraid I don't know much about hcg levels but yours sound good :-) definitely high :-)
Welcome babyelly! I'm keeping everything crossed for you for Thursday. Thanks so much for your kind words.
I'm just over 6 weeks now and the morning sickness has kicked in. Reassuring but also challenging at times. I also look a bit like I have some awful disease from the spots which are all over my torso, thighs, and some on legs and arms but luckily it's just got colder in Melbourne so I can cover them up.
I can wear the spots knowing it's just psoriasis and doesn't harm the little bean :-)
Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:46 PM
Baby number 2 for us, we are about 4.5 weeks, got the charming nausea, extreme fatigue, no appetite and extreme thirst (no history of GD). 2nd Clomid ovulation induction baby. Our DS is 2 (as of a few days ago).
Let's see how long the MS lasts for this time (40 weeks last time). Due late December if my calculations are correct, will have fetal heart scan done at 8-9 weeks.
Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:49 PM
Oops, forgot to include due date! 21st Dec! Looking forward to getting out of hosting Christmas this year haha!
Also would love to join the group on the site that shall not be named if someone could help me out?
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