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How do I fix shortness of breath? I think it's due to anxiety but I have to manually breathe because when I don't my chest gets tight and it feels like I'm not breathing enough. I have started randomly gasping for air out of nowhere and I can't stop sighing. I take deep breaths but then I try to get on with my day and it comes back. Sometimes deep breaths don't even work all that well because it still feels like I'm not getting enough air and then it makes my anxiety worse, which then makes the symptom worse.

    • Jillyn31

      89d

      Look into breath work videos on YouTube. It's made a huge difference for me. 🫂

    • SpaceCat56

      89d

      Try to relax your shoulders. I carry a lot of tension there and that can affect my breathing. Go outside if you can or anywhere that the air is fresh. Take three deep breaths in through your nose and then exhale slowly through your mouth. These things usually help me.

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Some people have found relief from shortness of breath due to anxiety by doing physical activities, practicing yoga and focusing on their breathing, drinking water, or using an inhaler. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

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