Post # 32
I did my test just 2 days ago! I was dreading it for weeks because where I’m at, they require to fast the night before (and this is my first ever test). But in the end, it wasn’t so bad.
What I had to do:
- Not eat anything after 10pm the night before. Avoid drinking a lot of water. They said sips were fine.
- At 8:15am the next morning, they checked my weight and pricked my finger to check my blood sugar level.
- Then I had to down a sugary drink in less than 5 mins.
- Then I had to wait another 2-hrs!!! I wasn’t allowed to nap. Afterwards, they pricked my finger again.
- I got the results immediately.
I wasn’t expecting them to make me wait 2-hrs after the test … but it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I did bring food to munch on immediately after and a book.
I thought about refusing the test too (all my tests came out perfect) so I didn’t think I had to do it. But after reading about gestational diabetes and how it’s different from regular diabetes and how your lifestyle, diet, or family history doesn’t affect it, then I was certain I wanted it done. Now I can breathe a sigh of relief and know that my LO is growing OK in there.
Post # 33
Unfortunately, the overall opinion of most people here is basically “suck it up and do the tests.” I appreciate your opinions, but it is actually really hurtful that no one takes into consideration that if I end up in the ER for migraine, which I have stated there is about a 95% chance I would from doing this test, the baby is suffering as well.
I probably wouldn’t be able to finish the test, rushed to the ER, and the baby would be drugged along with me to all high heck and my DH and I would be stuck with loads of additional medical bills on top of what we have from my last two trips to the ER for migraine. It’s so sad that people are so stuck on “what’s best for baby” they forget that there is a mother involved as well, and my life affects the baby’s life as well. The trauma I go through, my daughter goes through as well. I have decided THE THREE HOUR test would not be good for either me or my unborn child. And lets not forget that only 2-4% of people actually contract GD (not saying I’m invincible) but most European countries and Canada do not mandate this test for everyone like they do in the U.S. and have perfectly healthy babies, though they do use other methods to look out for it.
I realize as @mwitter80:
said a lot of you are still thinking I’m talking about the 1-hour test and comparing your experiences with that. Mwitter is the only one on this thread who has actually had the test I’m talking about and Chastnet had at 2-hour version, both of whom said they got headaches from it and their input was much appreciated. The fact that so many people haven’t even read enough of my posts to figure out I’m talking about a different test from theirs is an indication those people haven’t put much thought to their advice before posting so I’d be stupid to take that particular advice in those cases.
I have decided I will take the 1-hour test, pray I pass, and if I don’t I will opt out of the three hour and go on the special diet as if I had GD, no insulin. I can do fingerpricks. That’s my decision and thanks for all your responses.
Post # 34
Have you talked to YOUR doctor yet to see what your options are for the 1 hour test?
I really think that’s the best route. Every office seems to do it so differently.
You can do it! You can do it!
Post # 35
@engagedtopanda – I apologize if you covered this already, but I get migraines and am TTC. I went to a neurologist recently for the migraines and she recommended Botox shots while I’m TTC since she said it has the least side effects on the potential baby and works. I haven’t tried it yet but wanted to suggest it as a possible option if things get rough for you. Have you ever tried That as treatment? Sometimes I think it helps to know there are treatments that will work if yr symptoms come on. Good luck with the test!
Post # 36
I’m closing this thread at the request of the OP.