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Pregnancy and Anxiety disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hi, i have suffered with anxiety since i was 13, i am now 22 and 3 months pregnant but i am struggling daily with my breathing, i am not having anxiety attacks but im worried if its something worse than anxiety?
Doctor :  
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Did you speak this with your consulting Gynecologist
User :   no i have never spoke to a gp about my previous panic attacks i was told by the hospital and grew up to deal with them so i have never been reffered to anybody
Doctor :  
Where do you live?
User :   derbyshire
Doctor :  
As such during pregnancy there is increased blood volume in woman's body which might increase the heart rate and also increased breathing
Doctor :  
If you have an anxiety problem previous to your pregnancy then this might have aggravated
Doctor :  
however I sincerely ask you to see a Psychiatrist / Gynecologist to check if this is normal

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