(Closed) Severe chest pains?? Like someone is sitting on my chest!

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I don’t want to worry you, but during pregnancy, women are much more susceptible to clotting, which could translate into a blood clot in your legs, lungs, or heart. Chest/shoulder pain could also be referred and could indicate extremely elevated blood pressure, preeclampsia. Any of these could prove very serious without treatment. As a registered nurse I strongly urge you to see your doctor as soon as reasonably possible. Chest pains so severe they make you throw up are not normal symptoms of pregnancy- they may turn out to be normal for you in this pregnancy, but you won’t know that until you get evaluated. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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@wildcardinside:  Aww. 🙁 My sister had the same thing happen when she was pregnant with her son. It was a rough road, but she got through it, and opted to have the thing removed after she gave birth. 

If you choose this route, be careful to keep pumping if you intend to breastfeed. She dried up pretty soon after her surgery because she didn’t stay on top of it. It was her first baby, so she wasn’t aware how much pumping was necessary for that.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@wildcardinside:  Worst pregnancy diet EVER.  Damn, you got screwed in the prego lottery.  So glad you went to the ER!  Will you need surgery after the birth?

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was going to guess that pesky gallbladder.  Mine started acting up 3 weeks after my daughter was born and I ended up getting it removed a few months later (after multiple tests).  Heat helped me feel a little better.  And I actually used my relaxation/breathing techniques more to get through the attacks than I did during labor.  But having it removed was seriously the best thing.  Hang in there–it sucks!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Glad you got it figured out, but sorry to hear about the restricted diet.  I’m on a strict low-fat/no-cholesterol diet myself, so PM me if you want some good links for recipes.  

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@wildcardinside:  I had mine removed a few years ago when DS was just 2 months old. I also had the gall stones while pregnant and it sucked but you will get used to it. Are they going to remove your gallbladder when LO is born? I was almost completely back to normal a few days after surgery it was a pretty easy recovery over all. If you have any questions you can PM me.

Post # 24
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Wannabee

Could just be panic attacks, or poor diet with low iron and electrolytes causing the heart palpitations, and hunger pain making you light headed and nauseous.

Keep a food diary. If you are not eating well (1500-2000 calories) you will not get better.

You may have anorexia and need to see a metal health or diet specialist.

Always go back to your Doctor if symptoms persist. Showing them a diary of what you you ate and your symptoms it may help them with diagnosis.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@iamzakaria:  Wow your first post ever on the bee and this is what you choose to say.  Heads up.  If you want to make good use of this this site, jumping to uneducated or irrational conclusions that don’t actually help add advice to the thread is usually frowned upon especially if it is simply to stir things up for your own entertainment.  Not saying that is what you were trying to do but there are that type on this site and one must be careful to read threads thoroughly before offering unsound advice.  I will give you the benefit of the doubt and not flag your response to the original poster in which you tell her to seek mental health services for possible anorexia assuming that perhaps you did not read the conclusion of the thread thoroughly.  Others may not be so forgiving.  This is a supportive, nurturing community on wedding bee and I would hate to think that you are telling a likely already emotional pregnant woman that she needs immediate psychiatric assistance.     

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