I know you are super excited to hear about my 21 week OB appt. Well, I'm going to tell you anyway.
So if you have spoken with me or even been around me the past 3 months or so, you might have said to yourself, "Why is that chick huffing and puffing like she just sprinted a mile?" You weren't imagining things, I have been short of breath for the majority of my pregnancy and I haven't been able to put my finger on it. I could just be sitting and not moving a muscle and all of a sudden, my heart will be racing and it feels like I'm almost suffocating. Okay, I'm dramatizing just a little but you catch my drift, I can't breathe good.
Today, I asked my doc if this is normal and she looks at my chart and says I'm anemic. Oh, THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION! Anything else you've been holding back on telling me??? I don't know why she didn't just tell me that. She also mentioned headaches were a part of being anemic as well. And yes, I've been having those too! So bad that I have to lie down and hold perfectly still so I don't pass out from the throbbing pain. Again, dramatizing. But you know what I mean.
I guess I'm just a little peeved because I got my blood drawn like forever ago and I've been having these symptoms almost my whole pregnancy and apparently, they are easily cured . She told me to get some slow-release iron pills and I should be good to go.
I asked her if my dramatic weight gain could also be a symptom of my anemia. She said probably not. Dang it!