| | Random occurances of shortness of breath.
My 17 year old son is entering his Senior High School year. And...getting ready to apply to several colleges. He's a person who doesn't adjust well to change.
He says to me this morning "Mom, what causes random shortness of breath"? and I asked him "why are you asking this"?
Well it seems a few days ago he just walked about 15 feet and felt out of breath. This does not happen when he's on the treadmill, general walking, it didn't happen at Hershey Park last week, it just randomly happens. No dizziness, numbness, pain in general, no rapid heart rate. Just a feeling like he's out of breath.
Could this be anxiety? He is prone to what he use to call a "nervous feeling" and as a child I think back now, he may have suffered a few panic attacks. I remember random moments when he said he had "the bad feeling" and didn't want to leave the house. But we somehow over came that and sometimes I think back as to the cause.
Personally I don't think it's a physical problem or disease. But he is due for a physical. Unfortunately that's not for another 5 weeks. Truthfully I think it's anxiety. Any thoughts??
Last edited by MrsLinda; 09-07-2006 at 07:00 AM.