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Vagus Nerve??? Sage and Elliot's Momma 2 kids; New Jersey 4095 posts
17th Oct '11

Ok, does anyone know anything about the Vagus nerve, specifically while pregnant? A week or two ago I was getting ready to go to bed when my heart rate started dropping, then racing and i was having chest palpitations and could not breathe and felt like I had to cough. This went on for like 5 minutes, I also felt like I was going to pass out. It was not an anxiety attack. I remembered something about if you're having a hard time breathing lay on your left side, so I did and about a minute later it went away but scared the shit out of me. I mentioned this to my Dr and he said the baby was prob laying on a nerve (did not say which nerve). So I looked up my symptoms and they all came back to the Vagus nerve. I started having the same problem tonight, and right now it's mild but will not go away. I am laying down and sipping water. anyone know anything about this at all?

it is what it is. 2 kids; Taiwan 2112 posts
17th Oct '11

AH! I was just looking this up tonight! and there is no a lot of info out there on it. I go back to the dr on wed and I want to know EVERYTHING about it. From what I understand i have EVERY symptom it can cause. Pregnancy made some of them better and some of them worse and now that my baby is 2 mths old some of it is wearing off and other things have gotten bad again. Im sorry Im not much help im just glad to know Im not the only one!

Sage and Elliot's Momma 2 kids; New Jersey 4095 posts
17th Oct '11
Quoting it is what it is.:" AH! I was just looking this up tonight! and there is no a lot of info out there on it. I go back to the ... [snip!] ... it is wearing off and other things have gotten bad again. Im sorry Im not much help im just glad to know Im not the only one!"


thanks! i was thinking about making a primary dr appt because it is scaring the crap out of me!

Maluwinda [OB] 4 kids; Dillon, Montana 2853 posts
17th Oct '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sage's Mommy -is preggo-:</b>" Ok, does anyone know anything about the Vagus nerve, specifically while pregnant? A week or two ago I ... [snip!] ... and right now it's mild but will not go away. I am laying down and sipping water. anyone know anything about this at all?"</blockquote>



The vague nerve is a large nerve that regulates many of your large organs such as heart,lungs, trachea,and intestines. Mine is damaged and I now have severe gastrparesis or severe delay in stomach emptying. This site will help you understand what's going on with your baby and your vague nerve hun.



http://www.babycenter.com/0_dizziness-and-fainting-during-pregnancy_228.bc

it is what it is. 2 kids; Taiwan 2112 posts
18th Oct '11
Quoting Maluwinda [OB]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sage's Mommy -is preggo-:</b>" Ok, does anyone know anything ... [snip!] ... going on with your baby and your vague nerve hun. http://www.babycenter.com/0_dizziness-and-fainting-during-pregnancy_228.bc"


It has taken so many years for a dr to put all of this together and decide it could be this nerve causing all of my problems. I want to know why it took so stinking long. How do you deal with it and is there anything that can help? My GI dr has been talking about me getting a pacemaker in my stomach for a while but Im not sure how I feel about that.

Maluwinda [OB] 4 kids; Dillon, Montana 2853 posts
18th Oct '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting it is what it is.:</b>" It has taken so many years for a dr to put all of this together and decide it could be this nerve causing ... [snip!] ... help? My GI dr has been talking about me getting a pacemaker in my stomach for a while but Im not sure how I feel about that."</blockquote>



There are three medicines that they normally would try first. Reglan, erithromyacin,and domparadone, so far two of them haven't worked and the domparadone isn't covered by any insurance. My GI Dr is also thinking surgery though that's because the medicine hasn't worked. There's two types of surgery that can be done, the pacemakers and then also they can bypass the stomach and directly attach the intestine so that food goes straight there and doesn't touch your stomach. I've gone from 180 lbs down to 119lbs. I don't really have much advice nothing's really helped with mine so far. I just eat,vomit and hope to god I get something from ky food before it comes up. They did have me try ensure,whey protein shakes,yogurts,pudding,soups, ect. Basically a liquid diet w/soft easy to digest foods. I would ask about the reglan, alot of people have found relief with that medicine and its safe during pregnancy if you want more children :)

it is what it is. 2 kids; Taiwan 2112 posts
18th Oct '11
Quoting Maluwinda [OB]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting it is what it is.:</b>" It has taken so many years for a dr ... [snip!] ... the reglan, alot of people have found relief with that medicine and its safe during pregnancy if you want more children :)"


I have tried reglan, it did nothing.. and the antibiotic(yeam not even gonna try to spell that) too.. it helped while I was pregnant but now it doesnt seem to be helping as much. (not that I am losing any baby weight.. go figure) Last time it got really bad I lost about 20lbs in3 weeks. That was when I found out what was wrong with my stomach. I just wish there was an easy fix to it all. I just started donnatal last month. I have noticed some change with my breathing problems and less pain when I use the bathroom and less dizziness but not so much with the feeling full.

Maluwinda [OB] 4 kids; Dillon, Montana 2853 posts
18th Oct '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting it is what it is.:</b>" I have tried reglan, it did nothing.. and the antibiotic(yeam not even gonna try to spell that) too.. ... [snip!] ... with my breathing problems and less pain when I use the bathroom and less dizziness but not so much with the feeling full."</blockquote>




Oh I'm sorry hun, the reglan did nothing for me as well and I reacted badly to the antibiotic. I just can't afford the domparadone,its a special compound medicine that has to be mixed in a special pharmacy. I'd have to have it shipped to my home. I'm probably going to go ahead with the pacemaker if my insurance will cover it. I would prefer that over the bypass any day. I wish they had better options,but I guess its not a common problem because most who get it, it doesn't last.

it is what it is. 2 kids; Taiwan 2112 posts
18th Oct '11
Quoting Maluwinda [OB]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting it is what it is.:</b>" I have tried reglan, it did nothing.. ... [snip!] ... bypass any day. I wish they had better options,but I guess its not a common problem because most who get it, it doesn't last."


Im sorry for you too. Its no fun and there really arent a lot of options. I sort of hope this nerve is the problem so then atleast I will have some answers as to where all these random health problems come from.. But I sorta hope some of them are more easily solved at the same time. FRUSTRATING!