Posted by Chad
on December 19, 2000 at 12:45:15:
In Reply to: short of breath posted by Justine on November 24, 2000 at 03:31:29:
Justine, I have had this condition, where I have the constant urge to yawn or take a really deep breath, for over 7 years now. I am a healthy, physically fit 27 year old male. At first, doctors thought it was anxiety. I went to therapy for over 2 years and tried every medication known without any relief. It is so frustrating because every test that I have had (ekg, eeg, pulmonary function test, and so on) has turned out negative. The ONLY thing that has helped is when I DO NOT EAT sugar or carbohydrates. Sugar displaces the oxygen in the blood. I am about 50% better staying away from all sweets (candy, ice cream, cookies) and limiting my carbs. Also eating large meals makes me feel worse also. Let me know if you find an answer or medication. This is so frustrating.