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January 25th, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Ok so twice during this pregnancy I have had these dreams where I am stuck or trapped in a small space and when I wake up I feel as though Im having a panick attack. It is the worst feeling ever! I feel as though I literally have to talk myself out of the attack before it gets worse. Im most afraid of not being able to breathe and being held down??? I never had this before. I am terrified of having a C-section for this reason. The claustrophobia I seem to had has gotten worse with this pregnancy. I was always somewhat claustrophobic but wow, this really sucks! I feel as though my mind gets the better of me and makes me really feel and believe that I cant breathe. Anyone else have this?
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January 25th, 2013, 04:18 PM
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I haven't had that, but I wonder are you maybe waking up on your back in those instances? I know when I lay on my back I feel like it's harder to breathe. That could make it more likely to have a dream like that.
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January 25th, 2013, 05:01 PM
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Im thinking I possibly have sleep apnia. My husband tells me my snoring has gotten so much worse since being pregnant. But when I wake up I can physically breathe but my mind really thinks that it cant. Its really weird! My sister actually had the same exact thing happen to her when she was pregnant. She had to have fans blowing in her face so that she felt she could breathe properly. Whatever it is, I guess its hereditory. I was just curious if I was the only one here.
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January 26th, 2013, 12:38 PM
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That would make a lot of sense if you were having some apnea. My dad has sleep apnea and sometimes I wonder if I do also during pregnancy. My hubbs says I snore like an old man and sometimes sound like it's difficult for me to take a breath. That would definitely make you feel like you can't breathe. Sometimes you get reduced oxygen to the brain, and that makes you wake up and need to take a big breath, so that would make sense that in the meantime you might have some crazy dreams. I recall recently waking up gasping for breath but feeling fine after I got that good breath in.
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