Meghann - posted on 07/10/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
Anyone else suffering from Cholestasis? Main symptoms are itchy palms and itchy soles of feet. I have been dealing with this since June 19th. It took until this past Tuesday to be properly tested for it.
Ladies if you are noticing these symptoms and are up all night itching like you are coming off some sort of street drug, INSIST your doc check your liver function. It's imperative they know about it as this is harmful to your baby!
Regular belly itching is not the same here. That's normal.
It's severe and concetrated to the areas I refered to, with little or no relief from creams.
Just an FYI. I had to be my own advocate to get my docs to listen to me. It took until I got to the third doctor in the practice to be taken seriously and tested. And when my tests came back "pretty elevated", I will have you know I raised a fair amount of hell over there. Respect your doctor and their medical opinons, however when it comes to your body, you know it a heck of a lot better than they do! If something is not right, assert yourself. You are paying them, remember that. It's their job to take care of you. You have rights as a patient.