Re: Whats going on?
I would tend to agree with Bassie based on the symptoms you describe. How long have your symptoms existed, how often do they occur and when do they occur?. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic Attacks often present with breathing difficulties such as hyperventilation, feeling like one is unable to "catch" thier breath or take a full breath, insomnia, generalized (non-specific) aches and pains, fatigue, hot flashes, swallowing disorders (dysphagia), gastric disturbances (dispepsia) and a number of other possible symptoms but is really quite harmless (although it can be a bit frightening at times because of th bizarre symptoms).
You might want to discuss this possability with your doctor. A number of medications such as Buspar, Xanax and some SSRI's are available to help people with anxiety live normal and happy lives. Most importantly, pay attention to how long your symptoms last and wether or not they become more severe and any new symptoms that show up and keep us posted!
Last edited by Hi_its_Joe; 12-25-2003 at 07:56 PM.