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shortness of breath Hugh Jas 1 child; Courtenay, British Columbia 295 posts
21st Nov '12

Hi,
I have been having mild shortness of breath on and off since I had my daughter 15 months ago. I would notice it the most if I was reading the baby a story, or explaining something to somebody. I just chalked it up to being over tired and out of shape, but for the past few days it's gotten worse and my chest feels a little on the tight side (plus my lungs are burning as if I just went for an epic run).
I made a Dr's appt. for tomorrow morning, but I was just wondering if anybody else has experienced this?

*mommy to 3* Due March 7; 2 kids; Virginia 1167 posts
21st Nov '12

i experienced something very similar to this. But I also had the symptom of high blood pressure. I had fluid around my heart and lungs leftover from pregnancy and birth. But unless you have high blood pressure this would be very unlikely for you.

Hugh Jas 1 child; Courtenay, British Columbia 295 posts
21st Nov '12

Hmm.. no, my blood pressure has always been fairly normal if not a little on the lower side.

L&J ♥ +1 Due August 29; 2 kids; New Jersey 6121 posts
21st Nov '12

Anemia, maybe.

*mommy to 3* Due March 7; 2 kids; Virginia 1167 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Hugh Jas:" Hmm.. no, my blood pressure has always been fairly normal if not a little on the lower side."


Well then its definitely not what my issue was then....My blood pressure was through the roof....good luck tomorrow!

Hugh Jas 1 child; Courtenay, British Columbia 295 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting L&J ♥:" Anemia, maybe."


Really! I didn't know anemia could cause that

L&J ♥ +1 Due August 29; 2 kids; New Jersey 6121 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hugh Jas:</b>" Really! I didn't know anemia could cause that"</blockquote>




It def can. I'm going through it right now... It sucks :(

Hugh Jas 1 child; Courtenay, British Columbia 295 posts
21st Nov '12

I'm wondering if that's what it might be then... When I had my blood tested in the hospital after my baby was born they told me I was severely anemic and to take iron pills. I still take them from time to time and eat meat almost everyday, but maybe it isn't enough