I've not been feeling too great for the last week or two - constant headaches, dizziness, exhausted, pain in my ribs/back and moving round to the front towards the top of my bump. Well the headache seems a whole lot worse today and just doesn't seem to be going away. My head feels all fuzzy and my vision keeps going all blurred. I've been drinking plenty, trying to take it easy, resting where possible and taken paracetamol which hasn't touched it. OH ha pestered me all day to ring the midwife as he could see I wasn't feeling well. He also knows that many of these are signs of pre-eclampsia and so not to ignore. Also because my Nan suffered with pre-eclampsia and lost her first baby as a result, I'm obviously a little more wary of it. I eventually rang triage, who just fobbed me off with advising a warm bath, fluids, rest and paracetamol. She kept talking about how to ease lower back pain, but I kept telling her that it's not in my lower back, but in my ribs up towards my shoulder/level with the top of my bump, but she just wasn't listening. She said that because I'd seen the midwife on Friday and everything was fine, that nothing much will have changed since then so there's not much they can do apart from advise paracetamol and a bath etc. I mentioned that my bp was higher than normal but she didn't seem bothered because it's still 'within the normal range' even though mine is usually below normal. I wanted to go in and just have bp and urine etc checked just for reassurance but she seemed against it and said there wasn't any point as everything was OK Friday. Well a lot can change in two days can't it.... On a slightly separate note, does anyone know how the urine test strips work? Do they give an instant result or are you supposed to wait for results to develop? I've had a uti twice so far this pregnancy, neither has been picked up by the midwife when I've seen her a day or two before/after a doctor has confirmed it. The docs seem to wait a few minutes before deciding a result, whereas the midwife literally dips the test, looks at it straightaway then says everything is fine. It just seems strange that she's never picked anything up when the doctors have. Also find it odd that in my first pregnancy, I was under a different area so had different mw's, but almost every urine sample came back with protein or leucocytes, but that hasn't happened once this time. That turned a bit ranty, but I'm just fed up of not being listened to and being fobbed off and told everything is fine when I feel so rubbish and just know something isn't right. I seem to be losing trust in the midwives which is bothering me as I'm getting closer to birth!