Struggling to catch a breath :/

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  1. Amy89

    Amy89 Soulmate, Ollybear, and I

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    Just looking for some reassurance ladies, really!
    I've found over the last few days that my heart randomly starts racing when I'm just sat down,in bed, or just standing around at work...and I'm getting a really odd feeling that I'm not getting enough air in my lungs, like I can't get a full breath. I'm not panicking or doing anything different when this happens, but I've tried just taking longer breaths/concentrating on my breathing (which makes my heart best quicker resulting in feeling REALLY short of breath), panting (makes me feel like I'm gonna pass out), and just ignoring it (feels like I NEED to do something because I can't get enough air)
    It's starting to stress me out - I can't put my finger on how it feels. Kind of like someone's as on my chest I suppose :/
     
  2. kazer395

    kazer395 Well-Known Member

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    i get this too, i just assume that were LO is getting bigger shes squishing part of my lungs. i think it will stop when she drops
     
  3. Amy89

    Amy89 Soulmate, Ollybear, and I

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    I hope it's soon!
     
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    kazer395 Well-Known Member

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    it is horrible isnt it, i get panicy every single time. thinking that its not going to stop or get worse and i wont be able to breath at all :/
     
  5. Amy89

    Amy89 Soulmate, Ollybear, and I

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    In fairness it might be the start of a chest infection - I've got an awful cough that's moved down to my chest over the last 2 weeks.
    I getting panicky feeling - I'm convinced I'm going to suffocate sometimes.
     
  6. BellaBoo0512

    BellaBoo0512 Well-Known Member

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    I had this when I was heavily pregnant. I was told that it was baby pushing all my organs up because I was so big. If your concerned then ring your midwife and she will put you on the monitor to give you reassurance x
     
  7. Delamere19

    Delamere19 Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys!

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    It could be due to baby pushing your organs up. Have you had your iron levels checked? That can cause breathlessness. X
     
  8. LoveandPeace_

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    Hate to tell you, my lo dropped and i still feel like that occasionally.
     
  9. kazer395

    kazer395 Well-Known Member

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    aw :( thats not good, atleast we know its not forever
     
  10. Prinny

    Prinny BABY NO.3 DUE OCT 2019

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    I too have this, I was told it's just baby as I'm now heavily pregnant, I had it last time too with my DS, once baby was out all these things stop, so hopefully you haven't got long left now..xx
     
  11. KAT1984

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    I have this to it's like I cant quite catch my breath it's a horrible feeling I know !! I usually just stretch out make more room and it kind of takes a minute but start to feel better again horrible feeling though! Never had it with my little girl my little man must be long lol!

    x
     

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