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    Dead Arms, legs, and head. Heart pounding, is this bad?
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    sweetheikes posted:
    I'm 18 weeks pregnant, very healthy, blood pressure 120/62, petite frame and athletic. I've been experiencing numbness & 'lead' arms, legs and head during the day. (It's not the sleep position, I feel my best in the morning) My head seems turn slowly and my neck doesn't even want to hold my 'lead' head up it feels so heavy. My heart is also pounding hard, enough that I can feel the blood pumping through my body.
    The only problem I've had in my pregnancy so far is an assumed pinched nerve in my back that causes severe pain and numb feet, I've had this since week 6 and am used to that now. This is different.
    What could be causing this and should I be concerned?
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