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Posted by: Lizl | 2008/01/16

Feeling Funny

My son is now 5 months old, after his birth I felt fine, but in the last two months I've been feeling weird. Lately my sugar falls allot, in the morning I am so shaky and can hardly stand up, I feel like fainting the hole time, if I walk (not that far) but at least 500metres or walk stairs or run say a 100metres, then I get heart cramps and a burning sensation in my throat. When I swam on New Year I had an awful pain at those two bones than runs from your pubic bones into your legs. I lost allot of weight, so much that I am actually thinner than before I got pregnant (with 1kg). I feel as if I don't have enough muscle to carry my son for a while, after about 5min's I have to put him down. Could this all be due to my pregnancy? Could it be because I didn't take supplements while I was breastfeeding?

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Dear Lizl
No this should not be due to the pregnancy or supplements - there may be something else the matter - like under active thyroid, anemia or insulin resistance. Rather see your doctor for a medical check up
Dr Bets

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