Woke up with a start about 2 hours after dropping off to sleep last night, felt very hot, like a cold sweat, came down to do temp but was fine. Felt sick, had burning sensation in chest, and almost felt like I needed to get out of my own skin. Was very panicky (sp?) and had to breathe slowly to calm self down, then I eventually fell asleep sitting up which is how I was when I woke up this morning.
Any ideas? Maybe heartburn?? Have never had this before so no idea
Were you sleeping on your back? I woke with a start on saturday night feeling like I was about to pass out, I was sleeping on my back and assumed that I had too much pressure on the vena cava. Felt really horrible for a while.
Could be heartburn, my dad gets this he's obviously not pg but has acid reflux, he was convinced he was going to have a heart attack or a nervous breakdown as he used to wake up feeling so wierd & panicky.
I've been getting something similar (am 31 weeks) - almost like panic attacks. Cold sweats, hyperventilating - all very scary. I've been told its another "common" pg symptom (basically because your lungs are squished up so breathing is a bit harder than normal and once you start to struggle to breathe, you panic and it gets worse)