My brother died just over two weeks ago (3 weeks on monday). When I got the call from my sister, the night it happened, I had really bad "contractions"/braxton hicks. I tried to keep calm, because every time I "got worked up" they would start up.
My husband and I made plans to travel (we drove) several states away 4 days after we found out. I went to the OB prior to our trip and got checked out for the BHs and the dr. gave me a RX for a smooth muscle relaxer to help if I should need it through the 4 days we would be traveling for the funeral.
I ended up not taking the med, as its one major side effect was :fainting" from drop in blood pressure, and I controlled my self enough that the BHs were greatly reduced through the weekend of his funeral (I think the closure to his death was a help, in a way).
However, when I think about his death, the funeral, my family who is still in the state they live (same as him) I get anxious and while i dont feel like im having BHs, I get pressure and cramping...In addition, I've started leaking from my breasts, which could be a sign of preterm labor.
My dr. has checked me twice, and I'm high, closed, long - no signs of preterm labor or any dialation.
I feel that while I am trying to move on from his death, I feel like maybe I havent allowed myself a chance to really mourn, because every I start feeling sad or upset about it, I squish it down to not get the cramping and BHs.
I've been trying to be as stress free as possible and keep my mind other places...I am still getting the occasional BHs and cramping, but according to the dr. they are not too concerning.
I just feel lost :-(