Hi everyone. I suffered a miscarriage in early November (my second one) and since then I have really been suffering with some physical symptoms.
Bleeding lasted about a week (I was about 5-6 wks along) and then about a week after the bleeding stopped, I suddenly had overwhelming adrenaline rush with nausea and vomiting. I ran to the ER twice on two consecutive days because it wouldn't go away, they ran every test imaginable, EKGs, chest x-ray, labs, everything kept coming back fine.
This lasted a couple weeks, then started to subside. A little over a week ago, I started spotting on Saturday, and thought I was getting my next period. The bleeding stopped halfway through the day and then the symptoms of adrenaline came back. Sometimes I wake in the middle of the night shaking from the adrenaline.
My doctors are stumped. Some of my doctors say its just anxiety due to the miscarriage (all the symptoms are physical first, the anxiety came later because of not knowing what is going on) they keep testing hormones, WBC and other labs and everything looks normal. My progesterone was a little low, which was what I suspected was causing my miscarriages (I have PCOS) but nothing that far out of whack that would explain all this. My heart feels like its racing out of my chest, but my actual heart rate is never that high (usually right around 100 or a little higher). I was nauseous all the time and with the exception of the last few days have barely been able to eat in a week.
I had an ultrasound and there was no retained tissue. My HCG came back down in a timely manner and I just finished my first period after my miscarriage. I am about 5 weeks out from the miscarriage now, and I am desperate to feel better. I am not sure what else to do at this point. Right now they have me on some medication to manage the symptoms until we figure it out, but its mostly just taking the edge off. I still have a constant adrenaline feeling that gets a little better or a little worse seemingly without reason, in addition to waking me up at night.
Has anyone else experienced this before? My doctor put me on progesterone-only birth control pills (just started yesterday) to see if that will help. Im also on propranolol for the heart racing, promethazine for the nausea and xanax for bedtime (and the occasional half pill if things are really bad).
I know that anxiety is playing some part in this now because its been going on so long and not knowing what is wrong, however I know the underlying issue is physical somehow. I have to assume it is hormonal and related to the miscarriage, but nothing seems to show out of the ordinary in tests.
If anyone out there has had any similar experience, I would love to hear from you what happened.