So I need your input.
I’ve been having some shortness of breath issues that are getting worse. I walked to campus (about 3/4 of a mile) yesterday and was fine going there, but had to stop and sit down three times coming back because I was so winded, my heart was racing and I was clammy and felt like I might pass out. I’m absolutely exhausted right now and my allergies are really bad so I’ve been chalking all this up to that and the fact that I’m growing ever more pregnant. Then the Professor pointed out that I’ve been coughing for several weeks too and that maybe I should go to the doctor.
The problem is: my doctor is out-of-town until the 26th. I’m also terrified to go to the doctor. Because of my autoimmune history any time I go in with any sort of problem other than a sinus infection everyone freaks out, runs a zillion tests, mutters all kinds of scary things to me and then sends me home a total basket case. If I was not flying to Texas tomorrow for a long weekend with a girlfriend I would just wait until my doctor was back. The fact that I keep feeling worse, though, makes me a little uneasy.
Currently or formerly pregnant ladies, did you feel like this? I’m 26 weeks tomorrow for the record. Should I call the clinic and try to see another doctor? Should I just go to the ER for a workup? I’m clueless and, quite frankly, tired of being short of breath (although suspect this is just par for the course for the next few months of pregnancy?) Input would be greatly appreciated before I go make a big expensive scene.