It started as an itch on my sides. Back in October, when I first found out I was pregnant. I thought it was from my new undies, because my sides itched and the waistband drove me nuts. I scratched and scratched all night and most of the day until I had big red circles on my sides. But now it has spread to my legs and belly. This is a picture of one of my legs. So hideous.
I dont know if it is "PUPPS" because I have read so much about this condition that I am left feeling confused. These women are inducing labor and wanting to kill themselves and I am nowhere near that. Just itchy and bumpy. I scratch so much that I am now all bruised but not bleeding or anything.
I also read about a much more serious condition called Cholestatis which I do NOT have, as it involves itchy palms and liver dysfunction. Although I think I do want to get some Milk Thistle to help support the liver, which I havent been taking this time, out of forgetfulness.
So, maybe I have PUPPS, maybe I dont. But its a bummer. I am going to try baby aspirin as recommended by my midwife. Anyone have any experience with this?