Tara - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
...hey all! I hope that no one else has experienced anything close to my life after their difficult pregnancy. But about 6 months after I had Grady I started getting very sick. It started with headaches, then BP fluctuating rapidly and eventually I started getting paralyzed on my left side randomly. It wouldn't stay forever but it happened all the time. I'm exhausted and there is a list of other symptoms, my most recent new symptom being horrible pain in my legs. They were leaning towards MS for a long time, but with no brain lesions, they are saying its something else that is autoimmune.
Tonight I was standing in my kitchen and woke up on the floor with my husband standing over me. I think I had a small stroke or TIA (the doctors think that might be what the paralyzed events are, even though again, nothing shows on the brain.) There is something autoimmune/stroke going on with me, and I keep wondering if it wasn't brought about by my BP getting too high. I mean, when I went into labor is was a good 190/135, and that was the LAST time I looked at the monitor. When I saw that, I stopped looking at it. I didn't want to see it anymore. My husband said that bottom number went even higher.
I don't know, I just thought I would run this by you...thanks for listening ladies...I think you are all such a grand bunch! We are survivors! And I'll get through this! :o)