If things were not screwy enough...all these false labor scares and feeling just downright miserable during this third trimester...now I have a new health scare right as I am nearing the finish line.
I am 37 weeks 2 days, and for the last month or so, I have been suffering from SEVERE itching in my hands, my legs, and now, in recent days, its spreading to my back, and my feet. Doctor is concerned it is ICP, or Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy...pretty much not releasing enough bile from my liver, and its backing up the plumbing, causing high bile acids and bile salts. Oh joy!
Had the blood drawn yesterday and waiting on the lab results to come back...because of course, if they are elevated, they will probably want to induce me since I am conisdered term already. In the mean time, the itching is getting all the worse!! My hands are cracked and torn up from all the itching. It looks like I got into a fight with a bengal tiger! We are having one of the hottest and most humid summers here in So Cal that I can remember, and the one thing they say is "try to stay cool". YEAH RIGHT!!
Secondly, no Aveeno products..Oh great! That is my body wash, my lotion, my hydrocortizone, my son's lotions are ALL Aveeno because oy vey..they work!!
Has anyone else ever suffered from this before?? I can't sleep as it is just being almost 38 weeks pregnant, and just to make it all the worse, the itching flares up at night! Does anyone have any suggestions??