- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
So I just read that every pregnant woman has to have at least the 1-hour glucose test. I’m a little confused if for this they have to take one blood draw or two? I am DEATHLY afraid of needles and freaking out about even just this test 5 whole weeks from now still!
I have decided IF I can bring myself to complete that test and I fail (23% of women do! OMG!) I will refuse the 3-hour glucose test 🙁 On top of my extremely severe needle-phobia and needing to get blood drawn 3-4 more times for that test, EVERYTHING about that test is a known migraine trigger for me:
1.) Fasting or letting myself get dehydrated are both known migraine triggers. If I even am a couple hours late on a meal, I feel it coming on.
2.) Consuming lots of sugar then crashing causes severe migraines.
3.) My anxiety disorder would be in FULL FLARE. If they miss a vein even once, or collapse a vein at the hospital, I start to go into a full-fledged panic attack – tears can’t breathe, instant migraine. My veins also collapse very easily after more than one poke, which is when things start to go disastrous. The last time nurses started missing veins the migraine kicked in and I went into such a bad panick attack they had to drug me to near unconsciousness to get me to stop screaming and flailing 🙁
This whole test spells DOOM! I am already on a daily regulated dose of prescription migraine meds, which I’m wondering how I’d be even able to take that morning if I can’t have water? but I’m still very sensitive to getting additional migraines throughout the day and once I’ve taken my dose in the morning, it’s ineffective if I have to take it a second time… I foresee this test leading to SURE trip to the ER.
Has anyone ever “Opted Out” of the 3-hour glucose tolerance test? If so what were your reasons? If you were me, what would you do? 🙁 Please help!