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Suffering from breathing problems. Get low BP, shortness of breath, lightheaded. Diagnosed previously with sinus tachycardia. Suggestions?

Hi, I suffer from a lot of breathing problems. My heart rate drops really low into low 50 s and my breathing feels shallow & i feel like i have to force myself to keep breathing. Of a night as i am falling asleep i feel like i stop breathing and gasp for breathe, this doesnt happen everynight & theres no pattern as to when it happens, sometimes i can go weeks without it happening and others it can be every night for weeks. its very scary. I get breathless a lot. I also get light headed a lot. Doctors cant seem to tell me why this is happening, a few years ago i saw a Cardiologist but my symptoms were completely different when i saw him i was having lots of palpitations and a fast heart rate (opposite to what i have now) i was then diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia . I am worried about my health and i am desperate to start a family but worried how my body would cope with pregnancy. Im scared my body cant handle it and also how i would be able to breathe as the baby grows inside. What could be causing these problems, what tests should i have and to rule out what? and also should i just try for a baby? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Sinus tachycardia is not a contraindication to pregnancy, however in a pregnant woman with sinus tachycardia there is a necessity for additional precautions and monitoring done throughout the pregnancy. So your cardiologist and your OBGYN will need to work together to monitor.Certain cardiologist may not have had much experience in treating pregnant women with Sinus tachycardia so its better to consult an obstetrician Dr with specialized training in very high risk pregnancies and he/she may refer you to a cardiologist/perinatologist who deals with the same.

Sinus Tachycardia usually affects the mother rather than the baby during pregnancy.keep this in mind.if you have well trained obstetrician and cardiologist in hand,you can very well go for pregnancy and get a cute baby in matter of ten months. all the best!
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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