BTDT: Glucose Screening - Need advice

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BTDT: Glucose Screening - Need advice
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 9:10pm

My test is this Wednesday early in the morning. The doctor's office told me to stop eating at 9pm the night before. It's a two hour test. My doc said that the one hour test can give false positives and he doesn't want to have to send me back for a three hour test, so he prefers the two hour test.

I've never heard of this before but ok.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 10:09pm
I have never done a 2 hour test but had to do a 1 hour early on which was elevated so I had to then do a 3 hour which was not fun but came back ok. I have another 1 hour at the end of the month so I'm hoping it all goes well. I drove myself and brought a book and ipod to keep me busy. I also brought some snacks for after which helped and had water while I was waiting they said not to drink a lot but some water was ok. I never felt dizzy just hungry and bored. Good luck.
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 8:15am
I had to take the three hour one and it wasn't too bad. Just boring. And the techs were eating caramel popcorn the whole time. I was pretty upset about that. They should know better than to eat wonderful food in front of a pregnant lady who can't eat for hours! My mom went with me to keep me company and I think she drove, but I can't remember feeling like I couldn't. We were just in her car. Good luck!!

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 9:33am
Great questions! I was wondering the same thing because I know after I see the doctor next week she will probably send me for mine. I will definitely have to take some snacks for after the test to eat before I drive because I am one that gets a little dizzy and sick feeling just fasting for a normal blood test that I just have to show up for, give the blood and leave right after.
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 10:00am

Thanks everyone - did everyone have to fast starting the night before?

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 10:37am

Yes, this is my 3rd baby and with both of my other glucose tests I had to quit eating at a certain time the night before. With my first pregnancy I didnt know this and pigged out on twinkies the morning

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 3:36pm
Sorry I've only done the 1 hour test! I was only 7 weeks when I did it. I didn't know i was going to be doing it (thought I was only going for a blood test) so I had brought my breakfast (toast lol) with me. They let me eat the toast, then immediately take the juice and wait for an hour. So i'm not sure!!
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 5:04pm
I've only done the one hour test and I only have to stop eating an hour before I drink my drink and try to drink it around 45 min before I show up to my appointment so they can get my blood 1 hour after I finish it
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 7:21pm
A good reframe for the test... since it's really annoying to just sit around the office/lab for so long is the drink is sooooo sugary it makes baby go nuts so you just get to relax for a few hours and feel baby do a whole gymnastics routine. :)

I did a 1 and a 3 hour in previous pregnancies... I don't remember feeling dizzy after, but the drink does make you feel kinda yucky for a bit... then you kinda feel like you could run a marathon but don't want to since you haven't eaten anything! :)
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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:38am
Hmmm never had one of these... I have only ever done the one hour test. :-/

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 8:58am
So I'm sitting here feeling a bit dizzy but the main issue is a headache. I already had my first round of blood drawn, I drank the drink and will have the second draw in a few. Exciting stuff :)
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