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Old 08-22-2007, 04:26 AM   #1
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breathlessness due to anxiety and nervous tension

Hi all. I am new here. Just wondered if anyone felt like I too. I feel s if I cannot get enough air in to breathe properly. I feel as if I am being smothered. I also have a tight band around my middle and I worry for England !!

I keep thinking that I have heart disease and that it is heart failure. The thing is that when I am occupied and 'forgetting' myself I am ok.
Please share any symptoms with me as I feel as if I am going crazy.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:33 AM   #2
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Re: breathlessness due to anxiety and nervous tension

hi angie I have had this also except that tight band feeling would be in my lung area.I used to get this pretty often as a teenager.I could'nt even yawn fully because of it.Once it started i'd focus on it alot which probably made it seem worse.Anyway,I am now 32 yr old so I have'nt suffocated.I still get it once in a while.Alot of anxiety sufferers seem to have this issue.I would still mention it to your doctor if you have'nt already

 
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:01 AM   #3
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Re: breathlessness due to anxiety and nervous tension

It seems to be the main problem that anxity suffers struggle with. I am anxious i dont think i have panic attacks, as i dont have any other symptoms, but i do get air hunger attacks daily. I hate it.

 
Old 08-22-2007, 11:40 AM   #4
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Re: breathlessness due to anxiety and nervous tension

I'm dealing with this right now too...I have been for the past couple of days. I feel pressure on my chest and have to take a deep breaths but it's still hard to.

 
Old 08-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #5
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Re: breathlessness due to anxiety and nervous tension

Hi, this is what happens to me too. I get so nervous and then feel like i can't breathe properly and it's horrible and this usually happens to me once or twice a day, maybe more if i'm having a bad day, i haven't been to see my dr yet but i have made an appointment.

 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:50 AM   #6
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Re: breathlessness due to anxiety and nervous tension

Good first move Liana.

I was very reluctant but Doc gave me prozac a month ago ,and im sure i feel a tiny bit better. I'm running it alongside CBT training so im hoping it will work for me.

 
Old 08-26-2007, 08:01 PM   #7
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Re: breathlessness due to anxiety and nervous tension

Hi,
I have been a long time anxiety sufferer as well. Although I don't get the actual "panic attacks" anymore ( the rapid heartbeat, sweating etc), I do get the breathing attacks almost daily. It is very frightening, but I have given up on the fact that the doctors "missed something". My anxiety is obviously evolving and I guess I have to learn to evolve with it. No matter how long I deal with it though it still terrifies me. Will go back to doc and see if he can perscribe something that I can take daily, as right now I am taking Clonazepam as needed. Good luck

 
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