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    Congrats Miss Sagi -double trouble coming your way 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    Hi ladies, I know all of you are either taking prednisolone and dex. Have you checked your blood glucose level? If so, are they fine? My family has a history of diabetes so I am well aware of the side effect. In July, when i started the prednisolone, the frequent urination at night sort of a warning sign to me that I am prone to have problem with it. I did a glucose test just before the start of IVF in Jan and it was fine. But the glucose level last week was well above normal. I'd been feeling hungry since BFP and only settled down mid last week. Another sign of diabetes. So now i am very scare about having diabetes for life. When did DrM taper off your steroid?
    Bb, I think thats a question for Dr M, but I do remember reading quite a long time ago that cortisteriods do raise your levels and you shouldnt do your glucose test if you're still on them as it will give you false results. I would assume they go back to normal once you've weaned off them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    Hi ladies, I know all of you are either taking prednisolone and dex. Have you checked your blood glucose level? If so, are they fine? My family has a history of diabetes so I am well aware of the side effect. In July, when i started the prednisolone, the frequent urination at night sort of a warning sign to me that I am prone to have problem with it. I did a glucose test just before the start of IVF in Jan and it was fine. But the glucose level last week was well above normal. I'd been feeling hungry since BFP and only settled down mid last week. Another sign of diabetes. So now i am very scare about having diabetes for life. When did DrM taper off your steroid?
    Bbhope I'm concerned about the same thing. Thing is hunger, tiredness and frequent wee trips are also common pregnancy symptoms. Dr M is not letting me wean off fully till around 26-27 weeks, then I'll have my blood glucose test at 28 weeks, am hoping it's not affected by the steroids then & shows a true reading, I'm so scared I have gestational diabetes. But prob best to check with Dr M as he seems to tweak meds individually according to your blood results.

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    Miss Sagi wowsers twins!! Congrats lovely, how crazy and exciting for you xx

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    @Miss Sagi, well I guess double congrats is in order!!! That's amazing news. You must be over the moon.
    @bbhope and @Legwarmer, if it makes you both feel better I always need to pee and sometimes feel like I've not had water in days but my glucose test a couple of weeks ago was perfect. Dr M just said to stay away from sugar. Do be careful too if you're gluten free as the gluten does help balance blood sugar. Bbhope, my GP has been monitoring me and I have had bloods/urine tested earlier in preg and they were fine so I'd keep and eye on things and really watch your diet if it runs in the family. Don't forgot if you do get diagnosed it's gestational diabetes and you shouldn't have long term issues. I've just stopped the prednisolone and I'm nearly 30 weeks-but I've been on a low dose for ages.

    AFM: had another scan today and thankfully all is still well. Bub's head is down already and the hospital is happy to induce on Dr M's advice at full term if I haven't popped already. And nausea still here!!!

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    Wow Ladybug, not long to go now, how exciting.

    I think morning sickness has kicked in, in the last 24hrs. Something I didn't think I'd get as I thought the Dex/Pred masked the symptons....but obviously NOT! And Ladybug thanks....not happy to read you're still sick....you poor thing!

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    Had an appt with Dr M yesterday. So I was on my way back from my 6wk scan, just got off the bus, walking through the city back to work and he calls me. Always good to have a specialist app in the middle of the street! Anyway I was worried i would need to buy more neupogen, but thankfully I don't. He's having me stretch what I have left, out.

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    @Miss Sagi, I have no idea if the pred/Dex helps-doesn't seem like it but maybe the MS would have been even worse! Hope you don't get it too badly.

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    not so long now until u see the bubs, @ladybug

    Regarding the glucose level, it just freaks me out when I read info on the diabetes website. It says that diabetes patients need to manage their diet, especially early in their pregnancy (the first 8 weeks), to avoid any risk of birth defect. I totally got that hunger, frequent to the loo and tiredness are the preg signs. That's why I thought I was completely normal.

    Both glucose and urine tests came back super high. And I just did another on fasting. It just at the borderline above normal. While i understand that this can be caused by the steroid but I am just worried about the bub health and long term effect on me. Yes, once you wean, it supposed to go back to normal but no guarantee for people with pre-diabetes condition.

    I am seeing OB next week and I will ask about it. He doesn't seem to concern when I rang him this morning about my fasting result. I haven't felt the need to consult DrM just yet as I am pretty sure that he won't like my idea of doing the intralipid here in Perth rather than through him. Different kind of protocol only confuses and freaks me out about who to follow sometime. So asking you ladies are the only resources I have so far. My OB has treated NK cell in the UK while not as aggressive as DrM but he does have a knowledge of it. He did use neupogen on some patients too. I am getting 500ml intralipid so no complain. Sometime you just have to put in trust to someone. I trust DrM the most but I can never reach him in any emergency situation which frustrated me.
    @Miss Sagi: the morning sickness comes in waves. I started it at 4 weeks and stopped last week when I had that spotting. You know why I freaked out. So far, I feel pretty normal since. I was so worried that it would get worse by the time I have to give my presentation in front of many colleagues on a week time. I hope it stays away from now. Ginger helps. But my acupuncturist said that's "too hot" for my body so I switched to peppermint tea. Then the heart burn went away as well. Max is 3 cups a day, I think.

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    Btw, I read that one won't develop gestational diabetes until about 20 weeks.


 

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