Insanely itchy .. NO RASH!!

Julia - posted on 07/23/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Im 33 weeks pregnant. Since about half way through my 2nd trimester i've been crazy itchy all over but no rash! Peak times are after I eat and at night. Im losing sleep over this! My dr ordered liver tests which all came back normal. The only two things that bring some sort of relief are either childrens benadryl or unisom tablets. Basically it makes me so tired I forget im itchy. I cant live like this anymore!! Anyone else been through this and have any other suggestions?

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Julia - posted on 07/24/2016

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I did a liver function test, as well as my bile acids/salts. I saw the labs myself and both were normal. Nowhere close to being borderline. I have a scheduled c/s on september 1st so I don't know if maybe that is why he's not too concerned.

Sarah - posted on 07/24/2016

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Also did the doctor order liver function tests only or was a "bile salt" or "bile acid" ordered as well. LFT can come back the same day while the bile acid, can take a bit longer.
I would get a copy of all of your labs and ask for them to be repeated ASAP.

Sarah - posted on 07/23/2016

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Where do you itch? Your belly or all over? the doctor did liver tests to rule out cholestasis, the most common cause of itchiness during pregnancy. do you have a rash of any sort? Are your palms or feet the worst or not bothered at all?

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