I had HELLP during my pregnancy I was 33 weeks when symptoms started and was diagnosed at 34 weeks , delivered my baby via emergency C section at 34 weeks 1 day. I had never heard of HELLP before being diagnosed , the doctor told me I had Preeclampsia and had me admitted to the hospital a week before because of my very high Blood pressure and extremely high increase in urine protein.
I did not recognize the symptoms at the moment because I had never heard of HELLP and since I was already hospitalized with Preeclampsia I thought it was related to that . My symptoms started at 9am I had severe pain in my chest area ,back and upper stomach they thought it was a mussle spasm and so did I since hospital beds are not that comfortable , so they gave me a medication for that and I slept for maybe 1 hour and started feeling better. My second symptom was blood in my urine , I went to the bathroom and when I looked at the toilet it looked like soda I, since in the hospital the bathroom is shared with another room I thought it was a mother who had nust give birth and was bleeding. My final symptom was an extremly high spike in blood pressure and a terrible headache, they took me down to get my baby monitored and my blood pressure went sky high , my head felt like it was going to explode and I was very red and felt like I was on fire.