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I am 22 weeks and still nauseated and still getting migraines.  Not all that exciting, actually.  Nauseated is now my “default” setting.

Within the past week or so, however, I have been hit by awful diarrhea.  I had the opposite problem previously due to the narcotic pain killers, so this was a complete surprise.  My mom and Mr. MC also had the runs, so we just assumed it was something that we all ate.  Theirs went away; mine did not.

I think my colitis might be flaring.  Last time, pregnancy threw me into complete remission.  It did this time to, at least for the first half.  I am going through my usual rationales: “it’s something I ate;” “perhaps it’s just a bug;” or “I have been really stressed lately.”  I am giving it another week and then I am going to have to call my gastroenterologist.

I already take two antidepressants, baby aspirin, thyroid medicine and Lovenox shots, so this is far from an “au naturale” pregnancy.  I just hate to add two more meds (that are class B and “safe”) to my routine.

Oddly enough, with my bowels so, er, active, she-beastie is following suit.  She moves a lot and I have slowly been able to ween myself off of the doppler.   We are also slowly staring to prepare for the arrival, even though it is still months away.

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March 23, 2010. Colitis is Fun (Not), Pregnancy #4.

4 Comments

  1. Caro replied:

    Sorry about the continuing symptoms, geat news about the wriggling she-beastie though.

  2. Sam replied:

    I feel you, ass issues are a misery. And adding any meds to a pregnancy can feel like a defeat. Hang in there!

  3. Suzie replied:

    This was my first visit to your blog! I am 9 weeks pregnant and I have found myself at a “advanced maternal age” also.(42) I haven’t told anyone about my pregnancy with exception of a few key people. I’m so afraid I am going to miscarry.

    Congratulations on your new baby!

    Suzie

  4. ms planner replied:

    I am glad to hear she is wriggling about – the most reassuring part of pregnancy. But, gosh, am so sorry to hear about all the extra issues. No fun! I completely know what you mean about throwing the concept of an au naturel pregnancy into the wind!

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