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Old 03-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Quickly out of Breath

Does anyone else experience running out of breath (air) easily with Fibro? I can do very little activity before I am having to catch my breath.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: Quickly out of Breath

I do! But I also have some heart issues and anxiety that pops up, so that could be it too :P

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Re: Quickly out of Breath

Q: Does fibromyalgia cause shortness of breath or affect the lungs?

Dr. Pellegrino: Fibromyalgia can affect the muscles of the chest wall that make it hurt to take a deep breath and make it hard to take a deep breath. Also, as I mentioned above, people with FM often have mitral valve prolapse, which can lead to increased anxiety or anxiety attacks which causes shortness of breath.

In addition, a condition called upper airway resistant syndrome (UARS) is seen more frequently in FM and CFS. This condition causes us to get short of breath easily, especially if we go up a flight of steps or some other activity that we don’t necessarily think should be that strenuous, but we get extremely short of breath.

UARS is probably caused by the dysfunction of the nerves and muscles involved in breathing and may also lead to a form of a restrictive breathing disorder that gets triggered by exercise or any increased activity.

this is part of an article i found on the net. questions and answers with a doctor. hope this helps.

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