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Would you go to gp?

(8 Posts)
Pooforbains Wed 29-Jul-15 08:34:02

This is my 3rd pregnancy so you'd think I'd know but I am currently 26 weeks and quite often feel like I can't breath, not all the time but quite often. Kind of feels like someone is sat on my chest and when I breath I'm not getting a full breath. Seems early for lungs to be crushed and don't remember it being this bad with the other 2 even at the end and ds was a massive baby. I'm not seeing midwife for another 2 weeks and don't want to waste a dr's appointment if it's normal.
Blood pressure always been ok, and iron levels. Feel ok, albeit tired and bit groggy, got mad heartburn which again is normal.
Anyone else have this?

Christelle2207 Wed 29-Jul-15 08:40:56

I would try and call midwife in first instance and if no joy try gp.

Bluestockings35 Wed 29-Jul-15 08:44:42

Yes definitely. Breathing is quite important and it doesn't sound normal to me (as an asthmatic at 36 weeks). It could be a chest infection and your gp will probably want to check your oxygen levels....

sarkymare Wed 29-Jul-15 08:47:08

If this is something that keeps happening then yes I would see your GP.

Just a thought though, could it be trapped wind? Sometimes when I get trapped wind I feel like this. It took me ages to work out what it was.

ARV1981 Wed 29-Jul-15 09:50:28

Yes, definitely go see your GP.


chopsface Wed 29-Jul-15 10:53:29

I went to GP the other week with breathlessness. It ended up that I've got low iron! All was fine at the previous blood test so things can change in a matter of weeks. They also checked my chest and oxygen levels which were fine. Go, get checked, hope you're OK :-)

Doublebubblebubble Wed 29-Jul-15 11:27:40

chops I agree with you x have you had your iron levels tested recently? I am very anaemic (I'm on 3 tablets a day -its that bad) and I could barely breathe (I was on 1 tablet a day previously but I was quite bad at remembering to take it... Honestly Every movement was an effort x definitely go to your gp though xx

chopsface Wed 29-Jul-15 12:59:51

double I'm on 3 tablets a day too. Only been on them since Saturday though. I now have a stinking cold and its really affecting my breathing now, and my heart is thumping so badly :-( feeling really unwell :-(

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