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Racing heart beat accompanied by breathlessness.....is this something to be worried about?

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lackaDAISYcal Tue 24-Jun-08 12:09:36

I'm 20 weeks pregnant and for the last couple of weeks have been getting episodes where my heart seems to go a bit mad and beats quite fast for about 10 seconds or so before settling down again. It sort of makes me gasp, like I'm breathless. It usually happens at least once a day, sometimes more.

I'd read that palpitaions can be quite common. Is this what palpitations feel like?

I've never had anything like this in my previous pregnancies.

notjustmom Tue 24-Jun-08 12:16:21

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lackaDAISYcal Tue 24-Jun-08 12:25:08

definately a lot sweatier than usual.. Have agitation etc but am on ADs for antenatal depression. I suppose they might be causing it?

I had my thyroid function checked about 6mo ago before i was pregnant and it was fine.

I think I'll see the doc as my next AN appointment isn't for another 5 weeks.

notjustmom Tue 24-Jun-08 12:27:29

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vacaloca Tue 24-Jun-08 12:40:08

I was about to say the same - same symptoms and it turned out I had an overactive thyroid. Mine was finally diagnosed when my eyeballs started hurting hmm. All other symptoms had been dismissed as being stressed (even though I didn't think I was). The other very noticeable symptom was irritability.

lackaDAISYcal Tue 24-Jun-08 12:47:05

I'n v irritable, but I thought that had more to do with the depression than anything else. Am also feeling bone crushingly tired and out of breath, but I am anaemic as well.

Gaaah, pregnancy is shit sometimes isn't it?

notjustmom Tue 24-Jun-08 12:52:15

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gobbledy Tue 24-Jun-08 13:16:12

I had this - my heart would shudder in my chest! Was horrible! I was told its v.v. common and often seen with anaemia. Don't worry unduly but do get it checked. xx

toratora Tue 24-Jun-08 13:19:39

I had this last week - am currently 16 weeks. Was told it could be due to low blood pressure or anaemia. Both were checked and were fine, the midwife said that for me it is a sign that I am trying to do too much and my body is telling me to slow down.

Do get it checked though, I feel much better now I have taken the midwive's advice.
x

LeonieD Tue 24-Jun-08 16:05:14

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lackaDAISYcal Tue 24-Jun-08 16:18:05

I'm in with the doctor at 9:30 on Thursday; they have been bad this afternoon and really scared me in the supermarket (and the poor woman on the checkout).

Thanks smile

jacp Wed 23-Jul-08 20:30:51

Hi, when i was pregnant last time i had palpitations every time i got into bed and laid on my right side, laying on my left was fine. it's 2 years since i gave birth, but this is happening again. i'm getting it checked out but was interested to see if anyone else had this experience. thanks

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