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September 24th, 2012, 06:08 PM
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The past few weeks I have been getting gradually more anxious and jittery feeling. I dont know how else to describe it. Then today I woke up and my heart was just racing, couldnt go back to sleep, and I've just had this horrible anxiety/panic attack feeling all day. My heart rate has been above 100 all day, I cant relax, I cant calm down... There's nothing Im worried or anxious about so I have no idea where this is coming from! It feels like Im having an anxiety or panic attack. Anyone else ever dealt with this???

I had DH run me to the pharmacy to check my bp, it was only 132/79. It feels awful!!!!
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September 24th, 2012, 06:18 PM
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I am having this almost nightly. I told my mom about it and she says it means I am really low on calcium and that she had this when she was pregnant. I forgot what she called it. I'm going to do some googling on it.
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September 24th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Yep. Today was pretty bad. I don't normally have issues with anxiety but I have been with this pregnancy and it's awful. I'm sorry.
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September 25th, 2012, 06:22 AM
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oh I totally have them bad right now. The other day we went to visit my mother in law at the campground by the lake and they had a fire pit going. my son was running around it and I was telling my husband to keep him away from the fire because of my irrational fear of him tripping and launching himself into the fire.......my husband didn't really see it as big of a deal as I did........I was almost in TEARS I was so anxious. Then when we went for a walk my son would run so far ahead of us that I couldn't see him and I told my husband to retrieve him because I didn't want him getting too far ahead and going off the trail and me losing him. Again....my husband didn't understand my feelings. On the way home I broke down and started crying because my anxiety was through the roof

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September 25th, 2012, 06:33 AM
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i here been having that also! I guess with me being nervous and stressed.. doesnt help
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September 25th, 2012, 07:59 AM
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I had really bad anxiety and was taking meds for it before I got pg so I have been going through this just about every day. Sometimes it feels so irrational but there is nothing I can do to control the feeling. It's awful! I hope you start to feel better soon.
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September 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Yup, me too. Ive had that panic attack feeling at least once a day for quite a while now.
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September 29th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Sorry to hear that. I got the news that I was slightly anemic at the last check and needed to take iron. I checked the symptoms for anemia and they included shortness of breath and racing heartbeat so don't discount that as a cause. Are you getting anxious about the new baby coming or labor? That could cause some of the problems too. Maybe do some journaling and see if something doesn't come up.
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September 29th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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The extra blood flow is not helping either. The body's natural reaction when there is a higher blood volume, like during pregnancy, can increase your heart rate which leads to that panicy feeling. My resting HR is in the 120's even when not pg and it makes me feel horrible. If its still an issue Monday give the dr a call and see if they have any ideas. I know if it is absolutely necessary anti-seizure meds like valium can be taken during pg but only when its benefits outweigh the risk of the drug.
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September 29th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Not so much anxiety, but as mentioned before, I'm having terrible depression. Sometimes quite irrational -- like, "I wasn't cut out to be a mom ... I'm going to leave the kids with DH after DD is born." It's been terrible. I sincerely hope everyone finds relief soon.
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September 29th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Yes my doc did tell me I was a little anemic at my last appt. Ive been taking 3 Flintstone vitamins every day because every time I take the iron pills, I throw them up... So hopefully it will work. Its just such a weird feeling!
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September 29th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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I have a hard time keeping iron pills down too, but my mom told me to take it with orange or grape juice, and low and behold, her trick works for me! Maybe it'll work for you too

And I've been getting anxious sometimes too, though not full out panic mode. I have a 15 minute yoga routine that I do most evenings, and I pray while I do it (or have the Psalms playing in the background), and that really helps me.
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October 3rd, 2012, 03:52 AM
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i have not been active on this board, decided to occupy my time during a semi possible panic attack by browsing the Dec DD boards and then i ran across your post and it made me feel a tad bit more normal. i have had this all evening. i have on and off anxiety. but today i am not sure if i had a panic attack, or is something wrong w me or is this normal preg stuff which i did not have with my previous pregnancy. i went to bed and felt alot better but woke at 3am feeling funky again just feels like its harder to catch my breath, feel anxious when i think about possible health problems that could cause this stuff...feel lil odd pain in my chest, which i have felt over the years when im anxious, but i fear pushing it off tothe side and blaming it on anxiety when it could be a medical issue. if i stil feel this way in the AM im gona call my dr. hope you feel better.
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October 3rd, 2012, 10:38 AM
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im glad ive seen this post,

Ive just been signed off work for two weeks, I think its anxiety but the Dr is running tests for anemia.
I got so worked up the other night I was sick through crying so much. I feel so selfish too because im not anxious about the baby having problems or anything normal people get anxious about Im getting anxious over the thought of SO not loving me, or how I will cope with LO taking getting all SOs attention. I hate myself for being this selfish minded but I cant get rid of the fear.
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