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I have what feels like cramps

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I have what feels like cramps
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Different from your usual cramping?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its lower abdominal
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's not what I asked since you've had cramping down there, too
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I dont really know if its different
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Any back pain?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not really
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well, since you already have a cramping problem it would be hard to tell if the cramps are from a threatened miscarriage.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So just wait and see what happens
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's really all you can do--even if it was a threatened miscarriage, there isn't anything to do about it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
You do know ill be devastated if i miscarry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well, for now it's wait and see. Even if you get over this and it isn't anything like a miscarriage, you're going to worry about the possibility probably every day for weeks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Does every pregnant person worry this much
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Of course not, although anyone that had some bleeding and cramping would normally worry about that.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I got to go to bed im tired
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK--get back to me in the morning
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you agree with my dad figure that i ama whore
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No, not at all.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Promise? I really am going to bed now.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I'll never lie to you--you aren't a whore
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If i was miscarrying would i bleed more? And are you sure being tachycardic wont hurt a fetus
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes you would bleed more and the tachycardia won't hurt the fetus
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I dont feel good
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Just got on
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im having brownish discharge when i wipe
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Let's get off the possible miscarriage thing--actually if it's only brown that isn't likely a warning sign but there's really nothing more for us to say about it right now
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If i got checked out what would they do
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Really nothing. They could check you HCG level but you're too early on to have that be significant one way or the other
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What if my progesterone level is low
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Seriously--let's get off the subject. This is one reason you have such a worrying problem--you just want to talk on and on about it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just answer my question. Im scared
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
It wouldn't be significant as to whether you're having a miscarriage. Listen, I can't help if if your scared--there's nothing more to say about this for now. Please just change the subject
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I dont think you are being very understanding
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Oh yes I am--there isn't anything more to say about this for now and it won't help you at all for us to go on and on about it. It doesn't help to keep dwelling on a what if when there's absolutely nothing we can do about it right now
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I talked to the triage RN and she told me to get checked out
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That would be standard advice over the phone. I don't like pulling rank on you here, but unless you change the subject, I'll have to opt out and let another expert talk to you about this
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ill talk to you later
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My bp is 130/80
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's fine even if it's higher than your usual pressure
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think its because they told me to stop the atenolol cold turkey
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Not a great idea but unless your BP gets up above the 140's/90's no problem
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If you say so
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Let's not waste space with one liners like that
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This dr is just dumb. He said i need to see a gynecologist. Well, duh but its saturday on labor day weekend we live in the middle of no where and theres not a gynecologist working today
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
We're back to the same subject again and I asked you not to go there. Right now there isn't anything a GYN can do about this. Of course any doctor or triage nurse is going to tell you over the phone to get checked out--that's a standard line to cover their backside
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im actually at the clinic seeing a dr. And thats his words of advice.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
So why didn't you tell me that in the first place instead of keeping me in the dark?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Well when i told u wht the triage line told me to do then told you my bp i figured you would have figured tht i wAs at the dr. They found an ob who will see me today. Do you think i should see them
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Triage nurses also triage over the phone. See the OB if only to see if you can get some peace of mind about this
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im on my way Ill let you know what i find out. Marty said if i miscarriage its because i drank. Thanks for not getting angry at me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Get back to me later
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He says ill definantly need a shot of rhogam
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
You're rH negative I assume. Then Marty must be positive
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He just said since im O- then ill get it. Marty doesnt know his blood type
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK--but let's stop the subject with just your telling me what he said about the bleeding
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He said to come back on Tuesday to have my hcg level redrawn to see if it doubles
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Did he think it was a potential miscarriage?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He said its too early to tell anything
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
True as we've already told you. Ok Enough of this subject
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
You told me so, i get it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Then no more one liners like that please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I need a game plan in how im going to get better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Game plan?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I need to have a plan on how im going to get better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
You just repeated yourself. I'm not at all sure what you're talking about
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Tell me exactly what i need to do to get better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's way to broad a question. Get better how?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Get rid if my depression, anxiety a d low self esteem
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well, I gave you some more modules that I suppose you haven't had time to work on as yet. Other than that you need therapy, you need to get rid of Marty, you need to spend as little time with your family other than your sisters for now and you need to develop some friends you can spend time with
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Why do you think i dont have friends
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well except for ones you've mentioned that I think live elsewhere you haven't mentioned anyone in town except maybe your coworkers. And friends that you haven't talked with or spent time with don't count
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thats not what i meant. Why do you suppose i have a hard time making friends
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I wasn't supposing anything but it seems over the last several months when you could have made use of friends you didn't so I didn't know. Let's not quibble--you asked for a game plan and I gave you one
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
You dont get what im saying. I have a hard time making friends why?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
So tell me about a friend you either do have or have had
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What do you want to know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Just how you became friends and if the person isn't "a friend" any more why not?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry just woke up again. I have a friend named Bridget. We became friends when her famjly moved to my town in 5th grade. Kids in my class made fun of her from crying om the first day of school. I did not. And we just became friends. And we are still friends
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And where is she now and when did you last see her?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She lives 10 miles from me. I last saw her probably a month ago
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
What do you two talk about and do you ever talk about Marty and your trying to get pregnant?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We just talk About everything. No we never talked about me and marty trying to have a baby
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Then you really don't talk about everything. Does she know how hard it's been on you these past few months and the drinking and the medication thing?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. But she drinks a lot everynight. So i dont think shed say anything about me drinking.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Not fishing for anything here but why exactly do you call her a friend?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Becasue i know i can call on her when i need her. And even if we dont talk for months the next time we talk its like we just talked yesterday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
So why haven't you called her recently--there's certainly a lot for you to talk to her about?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Because shes so immature
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I didn't understand that at all
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Shes immature. She acts like shes 12 sometimes and it makes me mad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well let's stop this part with this--even if you consider her a friend you certainly haven't taken advantage of the friendship in a meaningful way lately
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Wasn't asking for an apology--just making a statement. Get back to me in about two hours--I have to go out til then
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Will you try to easy my anxiety
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Anxiety?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
In all honesty do you think im miscarrying
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I told you before no I don't think you are but nothing right now is going to ease your anxiety about it and we've gone back to old news here. I gave you a bit of a game plan like you asked so if you need to we can talk about that some more.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How do i get rid of marty? How do i justify staying away from my family
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
We've talked about Marty for some time--you ask him to leave and leave you alone for now and if he won't you get a restraining order from him. You don't have to justify anything with your family--at the most all you need to do is tell them you have a lot of work to do on many things and you just can't be with them except when it's absolutely necessary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I dont know how my family will take that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That doesn't matter. We're talking about what you need to do for yourself and it's time you put yourself first
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What do i tell my therapist on the 11th?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
What do you think you need to tell him?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think i need to tell him he cant allow me to not work on things. That now that im pregnant i need to work really hard on getting better mentally
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Very good idea
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What else do i need to say to him
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That you need to work on all the sexual abuse and get rid of all the damage and resentment. That you need to work on your self esteem. That you need to do everything I mentioned in the game plan
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can i tell you something
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sure
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When i saw my therapist last time he told me he thought the drinkin and the increase of depression was related to shAring sexual abuse stuff. And that im probably not ready to share yet
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
He's wrong--you are ready. Maybe he just isn't sure how to deal with it but you are ready and you shouldn't let him talk you out of it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hes a psychologist how can he not know how to deal with you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I don't know but maybe he just thinks you're too fragile which you aren't
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Why would he think that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I don't know--maybe you should ask him. Anyway, I have to get to bed soon so let's bring this page to a close--anything else for now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Why you going to bed so early. Do you promise to be here for me, even though sometime i can be frustrating. How sure are you that you dont think im miscarrying.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I was up at 5 AM this morning and have to be up at the same time tomorrow--have some volunteer work to do out of town. I've always been here haven't I, so yes, I'll be there. And again I don't think you're miscarrying--just doesn't sound like it to me
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Good night
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Nite
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hes at thd fricken bar again. My mom figure says i cant kick marty out because its not fair to the baby. She said i should have thought about it before i opened my legs
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Have a good day volenteering
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Almost done--have a couple of more hours to go
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Will u let me know when yiur done
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Get back to me in about two hours
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im frustrated
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
You know very well that that doesn't let me say anything worthwhile
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im frustrated that i have no support from my family
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's been the case from what you've told me for a very long time
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
But i really need their support right now
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Support how exactly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I need them to tell me i can do this instead of telling me im a whore. And they need to get on the same page as me regarding getting rid of marty
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
So everyone in your family is taking that position right now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Except my sisters yes. Im sick of bein told im a whore and that my child is goin to be a bastard
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I'd get sick of that too but there really isn't anything you can do to stop their behavior and those kinds of comments
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
But im not a whore i just made a bad decision
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
So we're back to your believing what they say?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its really hard to not believe it when you are told by multiple people multiple times a day
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Why exactly do you think they need to keep repeating it over and over?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think that they keep sayinv it so i know how disappointed they are in me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well, these people sound downright cruel if you ask me. And I personally think they need to get a life instead of getting their jollies out of trying to make someone else feel bad
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do we need to close the page
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Would be a good idea--it's gotten very long.

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