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Can't get a deep breath and have to keep yawning??

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Old 09-23-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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Can't get a deep breath and have to keep yawning??

For the past 3 or 4 days I haven't been able to get deep breaths unless I yawn and even then I can't always get a deep breath. Sometimes it just leaves me feeling even more short of breath which then makes me anxious. Is this a symptom of anxiety even if I get it frequently throughout the day even when I'm not feeling anxious/nervous? I've had EKG's, and echocardiograms within the past year and they've all been fine the doctor said.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: Can't get a deep breath and have to keep yawning??

This happens to me all the time and not during an attack. Sometimes this is my only symptom and I notice it is worse if tired. Not to worry.

Old 09-24-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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Re: Can't get a deep breath and have to keep yawning??


I think me and you are twins.

I get the same symptom it does really freak me out too much, but when I inhale and take in a deep breath I feel like my lungs did not expand all the way and I just did not get enough air in.

I have to keep on take deep breaths or yawning till I feel I got a good breathe in my lungs.

And sometimes I can;t and I just end up getting winded even more. Or feel like I;m winded.

PAUSA, I found the best advice is just to breathe normally and forget about deep breathing and evetually you'll forget about it, I know thats easier said than done, but when ever you feel the urge to take in a deep breath or yawn don't do it.

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Old 09-25-2009, 06:11 AM   #4
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Re: Can't get a deep breath and have to keep yawning??

I went through this for 2 years on and off, which would last for months at a time. I tend to focus on one symptom and I worry myself like crazy about it. So, once another symptom popped up, the breathing problems amazingly went away and now I've been without them for about a year. It is an anxiety symptom which can last all day, not just when you feel anxious.

Old 09-25-2009, 06:55 AM   #5
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Re: Can't get a deep breath and have to keep yawning??

I have been getting the same thing. And like you ,EKGS and heart tests all normal.. minus a feel palps and some sinus tach I tend to get when real nervous. This is usch a pain, but my guess is that it's not harmful.

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