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Old 02-16-2011, 11:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else feeling short of breath and dizzy?  I contacted my midwife about it and expect to hear from her soon, but I thought I'd ask my peeps if they were experiencing it too.  I know all my books say it's common, but because I have other medical issues that can cause those symptoms, I wanted to see if my other DDC peeps were also experiencing it.  I don't feel like I'll faint or anything, but it's just an off and on dizzy/spinny type feeling that feels yucky.  The short of breath just seems to happen when I have to do a lot of talking like a test interpretation with a parent or run a meeting.  Anyone else?


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me! i plan on asking my midwife at my appointment tomorrow. i remember this from my other two babies also. i know part of it is if i get overheated. its worse in the shower.... i have to take fast showers so i dont get dizzy.


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Yep.  Been short of breath for a while now, but not so much dizzy.  Happened with the other two.  Not only do I get winded when walking up stairs, but I also have that 'air hunger' type feeling, that I can't get that full deep breath.  I hate it!

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Going up stairs leaves me short of breath, or even getting up from lying down. I felt a little dizzy yesterday, but it has not been too bad.

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Me too!  If I stand up too quickly from sitting or laying down, forget it.  I get very dizzy and vertigo like and things start to get fuzzy!  And the out of breath thing happens too.  I think it's normal but of course if it worries you, ASK!


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She said it's probably just normal pregnancy things as the baby has a growth spurt and takes more of my stuff...that and the blood dilution.  I"ll just take it easy and see how it goes.  The dizzy is better now.  The short of breath is worse.  Neither is unbearable. 


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I get it too.  I get dizzy if my blood sugar gets to low or if I stand up to fast.  I also have shortness of breath sometimes.  I think it's pretty normal.  I know I've had it with all my others too!


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