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Pregnancy, overweight, issues with GERD, asthamatic, get bronchitis a lot. What should be my next step?

I'm 27, 5'11 and in my third trimester of pregnancy, in my 32nd week. I am overweight. I have had issues with GERD and have had asthma my entire life. The last few weeks I have experienced intermittant coughing, which sounds like when I have bronchitis except it isn't all the time like when I actually do have bronchitis (I get bronchitis a lot.) I have been waking up gasping for air, heart pounding. I also wake up out of a dead sleep and shoot up in bed with my mouth full of vomit. I felt as though I was having a panic attack as I laid down to go to bed, but didn't really have anything to panic about. I have a BP/heart rate cuff at home and in the last hour my highest BP has been 134/74 and highest pulse 105, lowest BP 118/69 and 104/72. I have taken two puffs of my pro air inhaler and taken a warm bath. Besides sleeping on my left side (since I am pregnant) and elevating, should I do anything else? Is there any reason to call a doctor or can I go back to bed? Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for calling H.C.M.F.
You are a female of 27 years, 5' 11" height, and in 3rd trimister of pregnancy.You had over weight. asthma with bouts of exacerbation in the night. and G.E.R.D.
Your B.P and pulse are with in normal limits.
Over weight people will be lacking cardiac compensation, and may cause exacerbation of the breath lessness. G.E.R.D.should be treated otherwise there will be feeling of breath less ness .
I advise you to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to have an xray chest, e.c.g. to exclude any abnormalities to prevent any problems in delivery.
Wishing for a comfertable life and delevary.
Best regards.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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