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hey all,<br><br>
I wanted to throw this out to you all-- and see what you think.<br><br>
I remember having both these symps with DS, but way later......I am 5 weeks, almost 6 (sure of dates), and (1) I can already feel my body just pulsating. I can feel my pulse when I lay down, especially on my back. Very loud sometimes. Just an increase in blood supply?<br><br>
But more disconcerting (not in an "i'm worried" kind of way, more like "oh crap, this is starting soooo soon!") (2) I am already unable to lay on back. I get short of breath, <b>quickly</b> and need to roll over. I remember this late in 2nd trimester, like when I would lay on the midwife's hard table for measuring, heart tones, etc.....and it got worse in the 3rd so that I was never on back even in my soft bed (I know I shouldn't be anyway, but I was desperate for some normal sleeping positions as my right side was no longer an option due to carpal tunnel-like swelling & pain in my wrist, and face down was obviously out).<br><br>
What do you make of this, at such an early gestation? I am a G2 P1, never had BP issues or anemia (until PP time). I haven't had any blood work done yet and twins don't run in the family.<br><br>
I do feel way more hungry and low-blood sugar and earlier this time-- maybe that's it?<br><br>
Just curious to hear what anyone might think of this so early!<br><br>
Thank you!<br>
--Vanessa<br><br>
ETA: I had wicked back labor with an LOA baby. Almost always get back pain with menstrual cramps the first couple days of my cycle. Could this be a retroverted uterus pushing on my vena cava already?
 

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Yes-- but that was in the first few months after DS was born (he is now 2.5 yrs)-- I had crazy bad PPD so they checked and it all came back normal.<br><br>
I will have them check when I go in for bloodwork.
 

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what about anemia? could that cause these s/s?<br><br>
Thanks again for any advice.....
 

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FWIW my cardiac probs started the first week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Just have someone keep an eye on it
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">FWIW my cardiac probs started the first week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
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Yikes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
What kind of cardiac problems? Was this new to you?
 
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