Random shortness of breath and numbness?

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Random shortness of breath and numbness?
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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 11:01pm

I'm going to see my doctor on Monday so I'll ask her then, but I'm starting to occasionally feel strange.

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 9:57am
I'm always short of breath because of the amount of babies pushing up on my lungs. I also feel light headed sometimes when standing...and during u/s I can't lay on my back or I feel like I'm going to pass out... All normal. The numbness I've heard is normal too. Another mom that I talked to said her hands would go numb and tingly. Like ya said..talk to your doc.

Wendy

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 4:01pm

I have the shortness of breath all the time and if I'm out walking (even at the grocery store) I'll have to take breaks and catch my breath.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 4:41pm
I also get short of breath pretty randomly, but usually when laying down, even on my side. Not sure about the numbness.
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 8:05am
I get both. My Dr said it is probably the way she is situated in there. Probably pinching a nerve for numbness and just loving the lungs and giving me shortness of breath. I would talk to your Dr just to be sure it is nothing else.
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 9:21am
You mentioned laying on your back. Laying flat on your back during pregnancy is usually not recommended. It can slow the blood flow.

Karen

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Mom to Gabby(4/98), Suzie(11/99), Barbara(7/05), and #4 due April 24, 09

Cecilia Rose was born at 5:11 pm on April 27, 2009.

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 5:56pm
I always lay on an incline when I lay on my back. I try to lay on my left side whenever possible. I'm going to see the doctor on Monday. I'm counting my blessings that I'm not actually passing out. I figure that it's normal, that it's the baby pressing on a nerve when I stand up. It's just going to suck for the next 7 weeks of work when I have to stand for 3+ hours at a time. I hope that I don't pass out then!
 BabyFruit Ticker
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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 7:20pm
FYI: I spoke to my doctor. She told me that she thinks that I'm getting dizzy and numb because my BP is dropping a bit when I sit up. She said that I actually need a bit more salt in my diet and more fluids. She said that I should drink some Gatorade or something to help me take in more electrolytes. I tried eating a banana the night before last to get some potassium and didn't feel dizzy at work, even though I stood for about 2 1/2 hours. I tried the Gatorade and didn't feel dizzy on the way home from work today. I think that the doc is on to something!
 BabyFruit Ticker
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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 7:28am
I am glad you found a solution and everything is okay.
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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 2:55pm
Good :-)
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