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If I have mild pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy, shortness of breath and a racing heart can labor make this worse?

Certainly. Your obstetrician and cardiologist will have to follow you closely during the pregnancy. Labor puts stress on your entire body including your heart, so they may decide that an elective c-section is safest. If you have a trial of labor, an epidural can help control the pain and make the experience less stressful. But it would not decrease the stress on the heart of actually giving birth. Read more...
Yes. You should review your symptoms in detail with your physician. Read more...

I'm a 44 year old woman and I have been experiencing shortness of breath, racing heart and shortness of breath when I walk up the stairs.

Many reasons. Please see your doctor. If for example you are on birth control pills, then pulmonary embolism is of concern. Asthma and emphysema can be a cause and if you smoke make if worse. And that is just to start. So please visit your family physician to get to the bottom of this. Read more...

Can you have a panic attack with shortness of breath but not a racing heart beat?

Yes! There are a bunch of symptoms one may have during a panic attack--one may feel dizzy, faint, or weak, experience numbness or tingling in the hand and fingers , feel sweaty, have chest pain, feel a loss of control, but there is typically that scary feeling of impending doom, that one is having a heart attack and is going to die. And this is all unrelated to the real situation happening around them. Read more...

I've been experiencing palpitations, racing heart (pulse 120), & shortness of breath; 30 wks pregnant. Is this normal?

Palpitations. Palpitations are the subjective sensation of the beating of your heart. They are common during and right after pregnancy. In most cases, they are benign. Try eliminating caffeine from your diet to see if this has an effect. Be sure to follow regularly with your doctor to determine if you need further testing. Read more...

Shortness of breath, racing heart. Soreness of neck, lower abs. Stomach cramps with eating. Headache. Foggy feeling. Started Lamictal 9 days ago.

Symptoms: Fear, etc. Lamictal https://www.google.com/#q=lamictal = a single molecule, cannot & will not solve complex human life issues & symptoms, though can complicate them. Then why prescribed? Public & Doctors usually quick options for complex problems, not complex solutions for complex problems, including ones which might, would work vastly better. Life=about learning & solving problems, not "easy" "quick-fixes". Read more...

Shortness of breath and rapid heart beat. Only 63. Female on estrogen. What is happening?

Many things. Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it. And there are many abnormalities of the hearts electrical system that may cause a rapid heart rate. Atral fibrillation is common in your age group. Read more...